Two young boys drowned in a pond behind their kindergarten on Thursday evening after they were left alone to wait for their parents to pick them up.
The bodies of the two second-year pupils at Ban Lao School in Mukdahan’s Muang district, were found in the pond at 5.30pm. They were six and seven years old.
When their parents turned up to fetch them but did not find them, they looked around and found their shoes on the edge of the pond. They then combed the pond's bed and found the bodies.
The parents complained that teachers should have waited behind to hand over all students to their parents instead of leaving school when classes were over.