Six tourists die when Thai tourist ferry capsizes en route to Pattaya

Posted on November 3, 2013 • Filed under: Thailand, Tourists Killed

The Guardian reports that an overcrowded tourist ferry capsized and sank near a popular Thai seaside town on Sunday, killing six people including two Russians and a Chinese, police said. The rest of the roughly 200 people aboard were rescued. The double-decker ferry carrying Thai and foreign tourists left Lan island on a 30-minute trip to the resort town of Pattaya on Sunday evening, said Suwan Cheawnavinthavat, a police colonel. Shortly after the boat departed, an engine problem caused passengers on the first deck to rush to the second deck, causing the ferry to flip on its side and eventually sink. Read article

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