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Two Chinese tourists drowned. Another missing in Phang Nga.

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Two Chinese tourists have drowned and another is missing after swimming at a beach in Phang Nga’s Thai Muang district last night.

Two other Chinese tourists were injured in the incident in high surf in front of the Dusit Hotspring Beach and Spa Hotel around 6pm. Police were alerted to the incident at 8pm.

The two drowned tourists have been identified as 29 year old Wang Qi and 25 year old Jiang Yufu. Police say 27 year old Yang Juan was missing.

Jiang Duping and Jiang Yumong, both 28, were injured and rushed to Vachira Hospital on the Phuket. Their 26 yea old guide, Anuwat Kangsadalbanphot told police that the five were among 29 Chinese tourists he took from Krabi International Airport to check-in at the hotel on Friday.

He said he had warned the tourists against swimming because it was dusk and the waves were very strong, but the five refused to heed the warning. The group was hit by a big wave and people nearby managed to pull two of them from the water in time. The search operation for the missing tourist was continuing this morning (Saturday).

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