Woman jumps into canal, drowns

Woman jumps into canal, drowns

Curious people gather on the bridge over Khlong U-taphao during the search for the woman who jumped off it on Tuesday morning, in Songkhla's Bang Klam district. (Photo: Assawin Pakkawan)
Curious people gather on the bridge over Khlong U-taphao during the search for the woman who jumped off it on Tuesday morning, in Songkhla's Bang Klam district. (Photo: Assawin Pakkawan)

SONGKHLA: A woman drowned after jumping into Khlong U-taphao canal in Bang Klam district of this southern province on Tuesday morning.

Saiphin Chaiyaplu, 53, plunged 20 metres from a bridge across the canal into the water below about 6am, Pol Capt Arthit Khongnu said.

The incident was witnessed by local residents, who immediately informed her husband and relatives.

Relatives searched the canal and found Saiphin's body about an hour later.

Her husband, who was not named, said his wife suffered from stress and had tried to kill herself several times previously. 

He said that when she walked away from their home on Tuesday morning he was unaware she intended to commit suicide.


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