Tangmo Nida was a popular Thai actress who starred in several TV dramas and movies. She was known for her beauty, talent, and cheerful personality. However, her life came to a tragic end on February 26, 2022, when she drowned in the Chao Phraya River after falling from a speedboat. Her death shocked and saddened her fans, friends, and family, who were left with many questions and doubts about the circumstances of her accident. In this article, we will try to shed some light on what really happened to Tangmo Nida and what caused her death.
The Night of the Incident
According to Sportskeeda, Tangmo Nida was traveling with a small group of friends on a speedboat on the night of February 24, 2022. She was accompanied by her manager Kratik, two other women named Sand and Kittybo, and two men named Tanupat and Robert. They were heading from the Thon Burgi Bridge to the Nonthaburi province, where they planned to have dinner at a riverside restaurant.
The group reportedly had some drinks on the boat and took photos and videos of themselves having fun. One of the videos showed Tangmo Nida sipping wine and playing with her hair near the back of the boat, while a man’s voice could be heard shouting, “You bring your friend here! You bring her friend here!”
However, something went wrong around 11 pm, when Tangmo Nida suddenly fell into the river. The witnesses claimed that they did not see how she fell because it was dark and they were sitting in different parts of the boat. They also said that they tried to look for her in the water but could not find her. They then called for help from nearby fishermen and authorities.
The Delayed Report and Rescue
One of the most puzzling aspects of Tangmo Nida’s death was why it took so long for her friends to report the incident to the police. According to Thai PBS World, they did not call the police until 1:30 am, more than two hours after she fell into the river. They also did not inform her family until the next morning.
The police questioned the group about their delay and found out that one of them had phoned some influential friends to seek advice before reporting the incident. The man admitted that he was too shocked by what happened and did not know what to do. He also said that he was afraid of being blamed for Tangmo Nida’s death.
The delay in reporting the incident hampered the rescue efforts, as the river currents had carried Tangmo Nida’s body far away from where she fell. It took 38 hours for divers to find and recover her body from the river at 1:10 pm on February 26, 2022.
The Cause of Death and Injuries
The autopsy report revealed that Tangmo Nida died from drowning. According to Thammasat University Hospital’s Central Institute of Forensic Science, sand particles and mud were found inside her lungs, trachea, windpipe, and stomach, suggesting that she was still alive when she hit the water.
The report also confirmed that she had a massive gash on her right leg that almost severed it from her body. The forensic experts believed that this injury was caused by the speedboat propeller when she fell into the water. They also found bruises on her chest and abdomen, indicating that she might have hit something hard before falling into the water.
The Charges and Investigations
The police have charged Tanupat and Robert with operating an unlicensed vessel and negligence leading to death. According to Bangkok Post, Tanupat was the owner of the speedboat and Robert was the skipper who drove it without a license. They also failed to provide life jackets for their passengers and did not follow safety regulations.
The police have also re-interrogated all five witnesses using a lie detector test and asked them to reenact what happened on the boat on different nights. The police suspected that there were inconsistencies in their statements and that they might have lied or concealed some information about the incident.
The police are still waiting for more evidence from CCTV cameras, phone records, GPS data, and other sources to determine what really happened on the night of Tangmo Nida’s death. They are also considering whether to charge all five witnesses with making false statements.
The Grief and Mourning
Tangmo Nida’s death has left a deep impact on her family, friends, fans, and colleagues in the entertainment industry. Her mother Panida said that she could not believe that her daughter died in such a way and that she wanted justice for her. Her brother said that he was the first to identify his sister’s body in the water by recognizing her clothes. He thanked the divers for their efforts and said that he came to take her back home.
Tangmo Nida’s funeral was held at Wat Thepsirin in Bangkok from February 28 to March 4, 2022. Many celebrities and public figures attended the ceremony to pay their respects and express their condolences. Her fans also held a candlelight vigil and released balloons in her memory.
Tangmo Nida was a beloved actress who had a bright future ahead of her. Her death was a tragic loss for the Thai entertainment industry and the society at large. We hope that the truth about her death will be revealed soon and that justice will be served. Rest in peace, Tangmo Nida.