Missing boy found dead in sugarcane field

Missing boy found dead in sugarcane field

Police cordon off a spot at a sugarcane plantation where Sului Piew, a 2-year-old boy from Myanmar is found dead on Tuesday after the boy went missing on Dec 17. (Photo taken from @wearesuphanburi Facebook page)
Police cordon off a spot at a sugarcane plantation where Sului Piew, a 2-year-old boy from Myanmar is found dead on Tuesday after the boy went missing on Dec 17. (Photo taken from @wearesuphanburi Facebook page)

SUPHAN BURI: A 2-year-old Myanmar boy missing for nine days was found dead in a sugarcane field in U Thong district on Tuesday. He was believed to have died from exhaustion.

Suphan Buri governor Nimit Wanchaithanawong on Tuesday ordered some 700 rescuers to comb through the sugarcane plantation for traces of the missing boy. 

Salui Piew, a son of migrant workers from Myanmar, went missing on Dec 17 when he went out to play near the sugarcane plantation where his parents worked.

At around 4.30pm, rescuers found the body of Salui inside the plantation, about 5km away from the spot where he went missing, Thai media reported.

The body was being taken for an autopsy.

Four elephants mounted by their mahouts had joined the search for the missing boy. The search involved hundreds of volunteer rescue workers, police and soldiers who have been deployed to search an 80-acre field around 2m-high sugarcane plants.

Video from We Love Suphanburi Facebook page.


Do you like the content of this article?
COMMENT (7)

Govt mulls ways to keep State Oil Fund from sinking

The Energy Ministry is considering ways to boost the State Oil Fund, which is more than 100 billion baht in debt, a well-placed source revealed on Tuesday.

05:00

Chinese investors courted

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has invited the Chinese to scale up their investment in Thailand, saying the country's strategic location perfectly positions it as a hub for regional logistics.

04:00

No place is safe: mass shootings in America

WASHINGTON - A mostly Latino working-class elementary school. A supermarket with a largely Black clientele. A July 4th celebration in an upscale, mostly white community.

03:45