‘Many bodies’ found in sunken tourist wreck off Phuket

Photo from: Phuket Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation

Divers in Thailand found “quite a lot of bodies” inside a tourist boat that capsized and sank off the coast of the southern island of Phuket, a deputy navy commander, Rear Admiral Chareonpol Kumrasee, told Reuters on Friday.

The death toll reached 27, with 29 people missing, but the chances of survival for the missing were low, Chareonpol said.

Report – Missing tourists may be trapped alive in sunken Thai boat

Report – Phuket boat disaster: Thais fear 60 tourists may be dead

The boat, called the Phoenix, was carrying 105 passengers, comprising 93 Chinese tourists and 12 Thai crew and tourist guides when it capsized, said officials.

As many as 49 were rescued, while a search for the rest continues. – Reuters

You can follow BangkokJack on Facebook, MindsTwitterOr join the free mailing list (top right)

Generated image