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Six Chinese tourists hurt in speedboat crash near Koh Samet

Jack Burton

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PHOTO: Manager Online

Thai media report that six people were taken to hospital in Rayong, east of Bangkok, after a speedboat carrying 11 Chinese tourists on a snorkelling trip collided with another boat. The incident happened just three or four nautical miles from the eastern holiday island of Koh Samet.

The group were traveling from Pattaya with a Thai guide. Their boat was driven by 26 year old “Yotsaphon”. Rayong tourist police were instrumental in getting the injured tourists to hospital, according to Manager Online.

A 63 year old man, surnamed Yuan, was hospitalised with a broken left shoulder. The other five tourists were treated for minor injuries and sent back to Pattaya.

The Region 6 Harbour Master’s office says it will now investigate and talking to the speedboat pilot before prosecuting the case.

Sea King, the owner of the boat, promised all the tourists’ hospital bills would be paid as well as compensation.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

Six Chinese tourists hurt in speedboat crash near Koh Samet | News by Thaiger

 

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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