Tourist boat wreck leaves at least 27 dead in Thailand

Tourist boat wreck leaves at least 27 dead in Thailand

The Phoenix boat sank with 105 passengers aboard.Rescuers are trying to locate 29 missing people

Boat sank seven kilometers from shoreREUTERS / Sooppharoek Teepapan / 6.7.2018The death toll from the sinking of a tourist boat on the island of Phuket, Thailand , reached 27 on Friday and rescuers are still trying to locate 29 people still missing.The Phoenix boat sank Thursday with 105 passengers aboard, including 93 Chinese tourists and 12 Thai staff and tour guides.See tooDiver dies in cave boy rescue in ThailandMud diving and restricted area make it difficult for boys to rescueThe Royal Navy of Thailand said "many bodies" had been found inside the boat.Police are investigating the incident, the Phuket Maritime Police said, adding that the boat was properly registered and within its capacity at the time of the accident.The boat sank about 7 kilometers offshore, sinking to a depth of about 38 to 40 meters, the Thai navy said in a previous statement.Thailand is in the middle of its monsoon season, wh...


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