Don defends US efforts to reach missing students’ car

national August 08, 2017 12:56

By The Nation

Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai on Tuesday said authorities in the United States had tried their best to retrieve the car rented by two missing Thai students that plunged into a California ravine late last month.

He was responding to reported criticism by relatives of the students who had travelled to the US. The relatives complained about authorities failing to reach the car, which is embedded in a rain-swollen river.  They believe clues might be discovered inside as to the students’ fate.

California highway police have blamed heavy rain and a strong river current for blocking their efforts to retrieve the vehicle in the 12 days since the accident, to which there were no witnesses.

Don said the Thai Consulate General Office in Los Angeles had assured him the state authorities have done their best to get to the car.