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    7-year-old girl dies in school van in Chon Buri province

    A 7-year-old school girl was found dead in a school van yesterday (Tuesday) at a school in the eastern province of Chon Buri, having been locked in the vehicle from morning until about 4pm.


    The driver of the van found the girl lying face down and unconscious a rear seat, when he went to fetch the vehicle from the school carpark at about 4pm to take some students home after class. Her backpack and a glass of water were found in the back row.


    The driver then quickly alerted teachers, who rushed to the van and found the child already dead. The teachers then alerted the district hospital, which sent an ambulance.


    The victim’s mother told the media that three teachers went to see her at home to inquire about whether the girl had any underlying diseases and were, initially, reluctant to tell her about her daughter’s death.


    When she was finally told, she said she was shocked and speechless. She vowed, however, that she will pursue the case against those responsible for the negligence which led to her daughter’s death.


    The victim’s body has been sent to the Institute of Forensic Medicine at the Police General Hospital in Bangkok for an autopsy.





    Over 120 cases of children locked in cars reported in 6 years in Thailand


    According to statistics, compiled by the Disease Control Department regarding small children being left in locked vehicles from 2014-2020, 129 cases were reported and, out of these, six had died.


    The children ranged in ages from 2 to 6, with 38% involving children aged just two. Of the six deaths, five died in school buses and one died in the car of a teacher. All had fallen asleep in the locked vehicles, which had been left in uncovered carparks for more than six hours.


    According to Associate Professor Dr. Adisak Plitponkarnpim, director of the National Institute for Child and Family Development, a child will stop breathing if left inside a vehicle for about two hours, whether it is in the sun or not.


    If a car is exposed to sunlight for about half an hour, the interior temperature will rise to about 42oC, which will lead to heat stroke, and the person will fall unconscious, stop breathing and, eventually, die.

    7-year-old girl dies in school van in Chon Buri province | Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world

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    Not fucking again.

    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Over 120 cases of children locked in cars reported in 6 years in Thailand
    That's a problem of SOPs and strategy.

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    Any vehicle transporting children should be required to have passenger sensors. It’s not like they are difficult to obtain these days.


    Just a couple of months ago in the US, a father left his 18 month old baby in his truck and forgot about it. The baby died and the father killed himself. That poor wife and mother left without both.

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    First response ... Conspiring to create a lie and blame the child, find any 'underlying disease' and use that as cause of death

    The victim’s mother told the media that three teachers went to see her at home to inquire about whether the girl had any underlying diseases and were, initially, reluctant to tell her about her daughter’s death.

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    Count them on and count them off...

    ...That's how I used to do it anyway, simple, cheap, effective.

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    I think a big culprit is cell phones. I feel like if there are small children in the car people should give them their phone, because people almost never forget their phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TTraveler View Post
    because people almost never forget their phone.
    Actually, I tend to forget mine almost every time...

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    I have known two small kids being picked up by school vans, my own (years ago) and my secretary who has her kid dropped at work in the evening. For both there is/was always a teacher/teaching assistant in the van with primary responsibility for the kids. Why also there was no follow up by the classroom teacher when the kid was missing is also a bit of a mystery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prawnograph View Post
    First response ... Conspiring to create a lie and blame the child, find any 'underlying disease' and use that as cause of death
    That frankly is a vile aspect added on top of the tragedy. These are teachers, educated people with a duty of care, yet their first instinct is to cover it up.

    There was an incident when a group of young teenagers I had taken outside for a lesson ignored my instructions and raced back to the classroom ahead of me. A boy closed the full glass door on the girl running in behind him. Not safety glass of course, it's only a school after all. The glass broke into knife-like sections and the girl's arm was badly cut, luckily it missed the veins. I was horrified. The department head phoned the parents and told them they had to pay for replacement glass.

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    Any vehicle transporting children should be required to have passenger sensors.
    you dont need sensors, you just need a driver with more than one functioning brain cell ( hard to find in thailand ) and who hasn't had a drink, or these days marijuana, within the past 24 hours ( even harder to find).

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    Precisely Tax.

    A fucking Bonobo ape has more nous than this idiot Somchai too fucking dumb to check his bus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prawnograph View Post
    First response ... Conspiring to create a lie and blame the child, find any 'underlying disease' and use that as cause of death
    This is the most shocking aspect of the story. As misskit mentioned above, tragic accidents can happen anywhere in the world, but when the first response is to be more concerned about covering your tracks and trying to shift the blame, well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    tragic accidents can happen anywhere in the world,
    Not on the scale of countries like Thailand which follow no health and safety procedures whatsoever and never seem to learn anything from accidents, be it road deaths, nightclub fires, people falling from waterfalls, kids drowning in public pools and being locked and burned in school buses without any fucker bothering with a register.

    The list is fucking endless.

    Tax and SA have a point. What a bunch of fucking retarded neanderthal twats.

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    So, which bit of "Thailand has spawned a reprehensible society utterly riddled with hypocrisy and deceit, and a pathological aversion to accepting responsibility for adverse consequences of their innate stupidity" do folk not understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reg Dingle View Post
    Not on the scale of countries like Thailand which follow no health and safety procedures whatsoever and never seem to learn anything from accidents, be it road deaths, nightclub fires, people falling from waterfalls, kids drowning in public pools and being locked and burned in school buses without any fucker bothering with a register.

    The list is fucking endless.

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    I agree. Life is cheap.

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    ^^ you are correct Sausages, however they did let you in and that's proved a hilarious action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    So, which bit of "Thailand has spawned a reprehensible society utterly riddled with hypocrisy and deceit, and a pathological aversion to accepting responsibility for adverse consequences of their innate stupidity" do folk not understand.
    indeed, and those who dare point out that fact, a fact obvious to anyone who has spent more than a few weeks in thailand, are labelled "haters" and "miserable old farts" and are "cancelled" and told to go back home by the forums meatheaded drunks that refuse to acknowledge any point of view but their own.

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    Nothing wrong with constancy.

    Not our fault the Thai prove themselves daily to be systemic imbeciles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Not our fault the Thai prove themselves daily to be systemic imbeciles.
    70 million imbeciles. Amazing! Must be a record. Tourism Authority of Thailand should get that in their website. Folks would flock here just to tell folks back they visited a nation 70 mil imbeciles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Folks would flock here just to tell folks back they visited a nation 70 mil imbeciles.
    That'd be 330million less than you Mercans would be flying away from

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    Parents want 2nd autopsy on their late daughter, doubting school’s explanation

    The parents of the 7-year-old schoolgirl, who died in a locked van at a school in Chon Buri’s Pan Thong district on Tuesday, petitioned the Justice Ministry today (Thursday), seeking a second autopsy to confirm the actual cause of their daughter’s death.


    Methika, the victim’s mother, told the media at the Justice Ministry that she doubts the information provided to her by a representative of the school and sees inconsistencies with original autopsy report.


    She said that she was told by the school that her daughter died from heat stroke, after being locked in the van from the morning until late in the afternoon, but the doctor found bruises on her left hand and legs.


    She said that she didn’t notice the bruises in her daughter during a shower she took before she went to school on Tuesday and suspects that the bruises might have occurred after leaving home.


    She also said that she is yet to receive the full details about the circumstances surrounding her daughter’s death from the school, adding that she found her neatly dressed and clean when she first saw her body.


    Secretary to the justice minister, Thanakit Jitarrerat, who received the petition letter, told the parents that he would pass it, and their concerns, to the Central Institute of Forensic Science for investigation.


    He said that that the parents can request another autopsy if they so desire, adding that the ministry is ready to provide them with a lawyer and compensation, not exceeding 110,000 baht.


    The little girl’s remains have now been transferred from the Police General Hospital to Thammasat University Hospital for a second autopsy.

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    In the tragic case of 7 year old ‘Nong Ji Hoon,’ who died in a school van in Chon Buri province on Tuesday, investigators have pressed charges against both the van driver and teacher on school bus duty for “negligence causing the death of another person.”

    The charge carries a maximum prison sentence of 10 years and a fine of no more than 200,000 baht. Both the van driver and teacher confessed to the charges.

    Deputy Commissioner of the Royal Thai Police, Pol. Gen. Domrongsak Kittipraphat, announced updates in the case today. He said that officers from Phan Thong Police Station have interviewed all those involved including all witnesses.

    A preliminary autopsy reveals that Nong Ji Hoon’s cause of death was hyperthermia (overheating). No traces of physical abuse were found.

    The policeman said that between 2014-2020, there were 129 incidents of children left alone in school buses in Thailand. Six of those 129 children died.

    UPDATE: 7 year old girl dies in school van in eastern Thailand | Thaiger


    Police forces nationwide have been asked to coordinate with school management to prevent the incident from repeating. Pol. Gen. Damrongsak said the Royal Thai Police had previously worked with schools to address this issue. He said school vans should not have dark films or curtains and children should be taught to honk the car horn in emergencies. He added school children should be trained to respond to similar scenarios.

    https://www.pattayamail.com/news/thai-authorities-gathering-details-relevant-to-death-of-7-year-old-on-school-van-in-chonburi-408617
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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    children should be taught to honk the car horn in emergencies.
    That might be more useful than some of the other lessons they spend time on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    and children should be taught to honk the car horn in emergencies
    Interesting that many car horns no longer work with the ignition off. I seem to recall that on older cars (as in back in the 60's and 70's) the horn did work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    I seem to recall that on older cars (as in back in the 60's and 70's) the horn did work.
    That used to be the case. I've never needed the horn while parked with the ignition off. I'll have to try mine and see.

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