Rescuers find body of boat driver’s wife after couple go missing in Ayutthaya


A rescue team hunting for the towboat driver and his wife who went missing on Wednesday finally found the body of Narumon Chandrachot, 51, on Thursday in Ayutthaya’s Bang Sai district.

Narumon and her husband Somchai Thankul, 62, disappeared when their boat sank in the Chao Phraya River near Ayutthaya’s Wat Phanan Choeng temple.

As of press time, the team had not been able to recover Narumon’s body. The strong currents had taken the body into Pathum Thani area as of 8pm on Thursday.

The team plans to drag the sunk boat out of the river near the Ayutthaya River View Hotel on Friday as the tide is weak there. Divers have also been deployed to search for the missing driver inside the boat.