Autistic girl drowns in Nakhon Ratchasima
A 13-year-old autistic girl drowned in a pond near a rice field in Nakhon Ratchasima's Kaeng Sanam Nang district on Wednesday while her parents were harvesting rice.
Police were alerted at 2.40pm that the girl, Jamjuree Boonchado, was missing.
Police and rescuers searched the area until they found the girl's sandals at the edge of a public pond.
A team of divers from a local foundation was called in to search the pond and found her body about 10 minutes later.
The body was sent for an autopsy at the Kaeng Sanam Nang Hospital.
Her parents told police that they went to harvest rice at a field near the pond and left the girl alone.