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2 Korean Missing, 45 Injured is Speed Boat Accident in Phuket



Marine Police have rescued 35 of the 37 tourists who were on board the speedboat. All suffered varying degrees of injury - See more at:

Rescue workers and hospital staff, prepared to provide immediate medical care, are waiting with officials at Rassada Pier.


PHUKET – A Korean, man and woman are missing and 45 others are injured after a speedboat crashed into a fishing trawler about five nautical miles off Yao Yai island on Sunday evening,  Phuket Marine Police Reported.

Chief of the Marine Police Division’s sub-division 8,Pol Col Phumin Phumpanmuang reported the speedboat, owned by Seastar Company was taking tourists from Phi Phi island in Krabi to Phuket.

Phuket Gazette Reports a total 46 passengers affected, 37 are a mix of Chinese, Europe and Korean tourists, four are Thai boat crew and skippers, two are tour guides, one is a photographer and the two tourists who are still missing are thought to be Koreans

A team of police and rescuers were still trying to find the two missing tourists.

Anupong Arsarat, a former administrative official on Yao Yai island, said the speedboat operated by Mr Surat Matorot, was likely to have been traveling at high speed despite heavy rain causing poor visibility.



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