Father drowns with twin sons in Pattani canal
A father drowned with his twin sons while trying to rescue them from an irrigation canal in Pattani’s Yarang district on Thursday evening, the district chief said.
Yarang district chief Olarn Bilson said Ma-ae Ming, 62, an Islamic teacher at an Islamic boarding-house school, drowned with his 7-year-old sons in Moo 5 village in Tambon Korlam at about 4.30pm.
Local residents said the father took his sons to help wash their pickup truck on the bank of the canal, but one of the twins accidentally fell into the water and the other promptly went in to rescue him.
Seeing both sons in the water, Ma-ae plunged in but the three drowned together, Olarn said.
Olarn said the three were known to be very close and loved to do most activities together.