Samui speedboat crash toll rises to 14

KOH SAMUI: Rescue services have today recovered a further seven bodies from the waters around Koh Samui, bringing the official number of dead following Tuesday morning’s speedboat crash to 14.

Pol Cpl Pongkasem Thanawanitnam, Koh Samui Police Station spokesman, told the Gazette that there are now two people still posted as missing.

Koh Samui Hospital gave the names and nationalities of those found today as: Nathan Christopher Zann, 23, Australian; Joel Wayne Woehr, 25, American; Constantin Jean Meac, 52, Swiss; Sara Lewis, British; Jessica Crystal Powell, 30, American; Pratana Songmuang from Surat Thani and Nongnuch Boonsong from Bangkok.

The hospital has identified one of the missing as 24-year old Australian Fameem Vlqhani Bhuiyan but has been unable to establish the name, nationality or even the sex of the other missing person.

Anyone who is concerned about a relative or friend who may have been aboard the boat is asked to call Koh Samui Police on Tel: 66 (0) 77 421095 or Koh Samui Hospital on Tel: 66 (0) 77-421399.

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