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2 dead, 1 missing, as tourist boat capsizes in eastern Thailand | VIDEO

Maya Taylor




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A tourist boat carrying 12 passengers, including 2 children, has sunk in the province of Chachoengsao, just east of Bangkok. 2 people have drowned, with a third still missing. The accident happened yesterday afternoon, as the sightseeing boat was carrying tourists on the Khlong Siyad Reservoir, a popular attraction in the Thatakiab district.

When strong winds caused the boat to be overwhelmed by large waves, 9 of the passengers were able to swim to shore. Local rescue divers carried out a search of the reservoir, which ended at 11pm last night. Rescuers recovered the bodies of 52 year old tourist, Terdsak Prabphai, and the boat driver’s 49 year old wife, Ratchada Pidtathane. Another tourist, 65 year old Tang Huadchai, is missing, with the search resuming again this morning.

Nation Thailand reports that the Khlong Siyad reservoir covers 50,000 rai and can hold around 420 million cubic metres of water. In 2009, another tourist boat sank at the same location, with the loss of 5 lives.

2 dead, 1 missing, as tourist boat capsizes in eastern Thailand | VIDEO | News by Thaiger

SOURCE: Nation Thailand


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    Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 11:43 am

    What kind of wind could cause large waves?

    It is human error.

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      Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 12:47 pm

      Human error does not cause flatulence. Back to school with you.

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        Toby Andrews

        Friday, January 1, 2021 at 9:39 pm

        What the hell are you writing slugger? Nothing to do with anything. EXPLAIN YOU MORON!

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      Issan John

      Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 1:47 pm

      “Strong winds”?

      TBF, though, very probably human error and almost certainly lack of safety equipment.

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        Toby Andrews

        Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 11:53 pm

        I see a definite trend in Issan John’s posts against to his previous agenda which was: Thais can do no wrong.
        No wonder, the evidence is overwhelming that Thais do wrong all the time!

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      Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 4:10 pm

      Waves or swell are a natural occurrence caused by the wind.

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    brian mc

    Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    i guess no basic safety devices (life raft, life jackets) required on these tourist boats.
    senseless waste

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    Toby Andrews

    Friday, January 1, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    This sort of accidents are happening too often to excuse it with bad luck.
    I suggest it is stupid peasant Thais running tourist boats.

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