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Elderly woman drowns in Chachoengsao canal

May 18. 2017
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By The Nation

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An 87-year-old woman said to be suffering from dementia was found drowned in a canal near her Chachoengsao home seven hours after disappearing late Wednesday afternoon.

Relatives said Lamiad Aunglor wandered from her house in the village of Moo 6 in Bang Pakong district’s Tambon Bang Klua at about 5pm.

They said Lamiad suffered from memory loss and was watched carefully, but vanished in a brief moment when her caretaker was distracted.

Relatives and neighbours searched the area before summoning scuba divers from a rescue foundation to check Old Samarong Canal opposite her house. Her body was found at 11pm under a canal pier.

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