TWO teenage sisters and their 11-year-old cousin died last evening (Nov. 20) in Roi Et province after slamming their motorcycle into a parked trailer-truck that had neither hazard nor rear lights on, Thai Rath newspaper said today .
Heart-broken relatives attended the funeral service at Wat Samkha, Samkha subdistrict, Phon Sai district, for Miss Apiradi Somprasert, 17, Miss Thitima Thaiubon, 15, and Miss Sirapassorn Boonkhem, 11.
Especially grief-stricken was the mother of first two girls, Mrs. Apinya Somprasert, who has been working in Germany for three years now to support the family but has not returned home in all this time because of the Covid-19 pandemic. She followed the funeral service through a video conference.
Police said the three girl had gone to the market to buy some grilled meat at 5.30 p.m. with Apiradi being the driver, Sirapassorn sitting in front of her and Thitima on the pillion.
As it was dusk and the trailer-truck’s hazard and rear lights were not switched on the girls failed to see the parked large vehicle and slammed into it leading to all three dying at the scene.
The trailer-truck’s driver Mr. Somphan Srimontri, 50, told police that he had parked his vehicle to get his harvester which was being used at the adjacent rice field and take it home on his trailer-truck and did not expect this sort of an accident to happen.
Police have charged him with negligence leading to the death of other persons.
Relatives of the three young girls attend their funeral service. Photo: Thai Rath