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16 April 2013 :: 12:04:14 pm 73882

Woman Suffocates While Retrieving Pups In Burrow

A 43-year-old woman burrowed into an earth cavity to take out puppies that were just born, but the hole collapsed and suffocated her. The victim’s daughter found her mother and pulled her from the hole, but she had already died.
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PATTAYA – April 15, 2013 [Pattaya Daily News]; At 9 p.m., there was a report of a woman dying of suffocation while trying to retrieve newborn pups deep in an earth cavity, which partially collapsed and trapped her upper body.

The report was received by Pol. Col. Kamphol Leelapraphaporn, Superintendent, Huay Yai police station. The rescue officer of Sawangboribultharmmasatharn Pattaya foundation was dispatched to the scene, along with police.

The incident occurred in Baan Nern Sai community, address 33/7 Moo 9 Tambon Huay Yai, Amphur Banglamung, Chonburi province. Officers arrived at a 1-story house in an area of more than 50 square wah.

In the garden beside the house, they found the corpse of Mrs. Saiphin Saewprakhon, age 43. She got stuck in the earth cavity which had a depth of approximately 50 cm, which contained the newborn pups from the Thai female dog that she fed. The officers assisted to take the corpse out of the earth cavity, her clothes covered with dirt from the soft earth.

As for the 7 puppies, the officers took out them from the earth cavity and kept them in the house. Their protective mother barked all the time and didn’t let anyone to come close to her puppies.

Police questioned the victim’s teen daughter, of Thai-German mix. She said she lived with her mother, but her father always comes to see her. She and her mother fed the Thai female dog, and about a week ago, the mother dog gave birth to7 lovely puppies in the earth cavity beside the house that the mother dog dug for the puppies.

After the daughter finished work, she walked around the house to find her mother but couldn’t find her, so she contacted her relatives, but they said that they didn’t see her mother. So she walked around again at the garden beside the house and found her mother got stuck inside the earth cavity and had died already.

Initially, the police assumed that the victim burrowed into the earth cavity to get the puppies that were just born, but the more she burrowed, the area became smaller. Then the hole collapsed, trapping her upper body so she couldn’t breathe, so she suffocated.

The officers will contact the victim’s relatives to pick up the corpse to perform religious rites. For the victim’s daughter, her relative, Mrs. Prajim Romseemuang, age 58, will take care of her further.

Reporter : Samart   Photo : Samart   Category : Community News

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