PHUKET: Two tourists were killed and about 20 injured, many of the seriously, when two speed boats loaded with tourists collided near Phi Phi about 12:30pm today.
The boats, named Chanakit 856 and Hongfah 20 were carrying 36 and 26 passengers respectively.
“We have yet to learn the cause of the accident. The owner of Chanakit 856 claimed that the other boat was going too fast and suddenly hit his boat,” said Prasert Srikunrat, deputy superintendent of the Marine Police Region 8.
The deceased were taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital. Survivors were taken to Mission Hospital and Phuket’s OrBorJor Hospital.
Police are still investigating the incident and have yet to press any charges.
— Kritsada Mueanhawong
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