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Bangkok toddler - one and a half - drowns in fish pond while his mother slept

 

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Tragedy struck at a housing estate in Bang Bua Thong north west of Bangkok when a one and a half year old boy drowned in a fancy carp fish pond beside a house. 

 

When police arrived at the two story house in Perfect Park Ratchapreuk they found the 32 year old distraught mother cradling her dead boy.

 

She said that they had been lying down together downstairs and she fell asleep. 

 

She awoke to find him gone and the door ajar. 

 

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She rushed outside and found him face down in the pond and already dead. 

 

Police think that the toddler climbed onto a speaker and managed to open the front door. He then went to the side of the house and seeing a number of colorful balls floating in the pond he probably tried to grab one and toppled in.

 

The mother and father are giving further evidence and an autopsy has been called for.

 

Source: Daily News

 

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Preventable death, loss of future, tragedy all round.

 

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Not really news considering 5 die a week in similar circumstances, while others are left with life long mental impairments.

 

Stupid woman should be held accountable for manslaughter. Of course it wasn’t her fault, it was the clown that didn’t kiddy proof the pond.

 

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Why do Thais have absolutely no concept of safety? How could any person with even half a brain allow an unguarded pond with a young child in the house? And just to make the water even more attractive, they placed some coloured balls in it for the kid to enter the water to fetch!

 

Same as a flat refusal by so many not to use child seats in cars, or those who allow their kids to illegally ride motorcycles they are too small and weak to control properly. I could go on and on. I just don't get it. Can people really be that stupid? Can they really have no common sense at all?

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Oh no!!! R.I.P. little one! 

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14 hours ago, Myran said:

What a horrible tragedy. Too bad the parents valued a fancy pond higher than the safety of their child. 

Nothing wrong with a fancy pond... just needed a little addition of a protective barrier around it so it was child proof.

In time the child could enjoy the pond and fish while being educated regarding the dangers of it.

Removing it teaches nothing.

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10 hours ago, hotchilli said:

Nothing wrong with a fancy pond... just needed a little addition of a protective barrier around it so it was child proof.

In time the child could enjoy the pond and fish while being educated regarding the dangers of it.

Removing it teaches nothing.

And if my grandma had wheels she'd be a bicycle.

 

The fact of the matter is that the pond did not have a safety barrier, so my statement still stands: the parents valued a pond over the safety of their child.

 

And you don't need a pond as a child to understand the dangers of water. People aren't drowning in ponds all over the place because they didn't have ponds as children.

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33 minutes ago, Myran said:

People aren't drowning in ponds all over the place because they didn't have ponds as children.

Correct in Thailand they drown in small ponds, lakes rivers... all because they weren't educated to the dangers of water.

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