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“Nong Oey,” the three-year-old who was left in a hot school van outside her kindergarten in Samut Prakan two weeks ago for six hours before being discovered, has died. 

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“Nong Oey” dies

Grieving father Ekachai Thongphu left a short simple message on Nong Oey’s Facebook page yesterday morning: "About 8.50am, April 17, 2013, may my daughter Nong Oey sleep in peace".

“Nong Oey” was three-year-old Manassnan Thongphu who was left in a hot school van outside her kindergarten in Samut Prakan two weeks ago for six hours before being discovered.

Manassanan was treated at Bangkok Hospital after falling into a coma with swelling of the brain caused by long exposure to the heat in the parked, closed van that earlier took her and other pupils to the preschool.

Two teachers, Daorong Srisumang, 37, and Santiphap Wanchai, 42, who were responsible for the van that day, caring for the children and driving,  earlier reported to police to acknowledge charges of recklessness at Bang Pu station.

Manassanan was among the 13 students in the van overseen by Ms Daorong. The girl was picked up from her house about 7.30am on Wednesday, and was found deeply distressed in the same van about six hours later.

Both teachers, along with school directors Anong Kiriwong, 77, and Yuwares Kiriwong, 42, will now be summoned to acknowledge charges of recklessness causing death, police said .

Mr Ekachai said he would let the police handle the case, but would ask all schools to pay more attention to their pupils' safety. He plans to transfer Manassanan's elder brother, who is registered at the same school, to a different school.

Adapted from a story on bangkokpost.com

grieve – to feel very sad, especially because somebody has died เศร้าโศก, เสียใจ
simple – easy to understand; not complicated ง่าย,ไม่ยุ่งยาก, ไม่ซับซ้อน
kindergarten – a school for children, usually between the ages of two and five โรงเรียนอนุบาล
discover – to find somebody/something  ค้นพบ
treat – to provide medical care รักษา
coma – a deep unconscious state, usually lasting a long time and caused by serious illness or injury  สภาพไม่รู้สึกตัวของผู้ป่วย
swell – to become or cause to become larger than normal บวม, ทำให้บวม, ทำให้พอง
brain – the organ inside the head that controls movement, thought, memory and feeling  สมอง
exposure –  the state of being put into a situation in which something harmful or dangerous might affect you การสัมผัส, การเปิดรับ
responsible for – to have a duty to do something มีความรับผิดชอบ
care for – to look after somebody who is sick, very old, very young, etc. ดูแล
acknowledge – to let someone know you have received something or the you understand what it is  รับทราบ
charge – an official statement accusing someone of committing a crime ข้อกล่าวหา
recklessness – doing something dangerous and not worrying about the risks and the possible results ความชะล่าใจ,ความเสี่ยง,ความไม่ยั้งคิด
oversee – to watch or organise a job or an activity to make certain that it is being done correctly คุมงาน,ควบคุม
distressed – upset and anxious กังวลใจ, ไม่มีความสุข
summon – to officially order someone to come to a place  เรียกตัว
handle – to deal with a situation, a person, an area of work or a strong emotion ปฏิบัติ,จัดการ
case – a matter that is being officially investigated, especially by the police คดี
pay attention – to watch, listen to, or consider something or someone very carefully เอาใจใส่, สนใจ
transfer – to move someone or something from one place, vehicle, person or group to another ย้าย
elder – older ที่อายุมากกว่า
register – to put your name and other information on an official list in order to be allowed to do something, e.g., vote, study, stay in a hotel etc ลงทะเบียน

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