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Pattaya boat collision injures 18

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Eighteen South Korean tourists were injured, two seriously, when two speedboats ferrying them to Pattaya's Koh Larn collided Sunday morning. 

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The two seriously injured Koreans received first aid as they were being rushed back to the mainland after the collision. (Reuters photo)


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Morning update: There are reports this morning that the two speedboat drivers have surrendered to police.

Pattaya boat collision injures 18

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CHON BURI –  Eighteen South Korean tourists were injured, two seriously, when two speedboats ferrying them to Pattaya's Koh Larn collided Sunday morning.

The collision took place about 800 metres offshore from Koh Larn's Tawaen beach.

Ten of the injured tourists were sent to Bangkok Hospital Pattaya and eight to Pattaya Memorial Hospital.

The two who were seriously injured were identified as 51-year-old Myung Be Kin, whose legs were nearly severed in the crash, and 63-year-old Gihwa Song, who lost one leg entirely.

The two drivers of the speedboats fled the scene of the crash and remain at large. Police are carrying out a manhunt to find them.

Police said a total of 28 South Korean tourists were travelling on the two speedboats to the island when the boats collided.

The passengers were wearing life jackets and were rescued from the sea.

injured – hurt in an accident or attack ซึ่งได้รับบาดเจ็บ
first aid – simple medical treatment that is given to somebody before a doctor comes or before the person can be taken to a hospital การปฐมพยาบาล
rush – to move or do something very quickly รีบเร่ง, วิ่ง
mainland – a large mass of land that forms the main part of a country but does not include any islands belonging to the country  แผ่นดินใหญ่
collision – an accident in which a vehicle, boat or person that is moving crashes into something  การชนประสานงา
surrender – to give yourself up ยอมจำนน
ferry – to transport people or goods ส่ง
offshore – happening or existing in the sea, not far from the land  ซึ่งอยู่ห่างจากฝั่ง, ที่อยู่นอกฝั่ง
identified – named  ระบุชื่อ
sever – to break or separate, especially by cutting ตัดขาด
entirely – completely; in every way possible โดยทั้งหมด, โดยสิ้นเชิง
flee (past form: fled) – to leave a place or person quickly because you are afraid of possible danger หนี
scene – site; a place where something happens or happened สถานที่เกิดเหตุ
at large – not having been caught by the police ลอยนวล, ยังไม่ถูกจับกุม
total – to add up the numbers of something/somebody and get a total   ผลรวม, ยอดรวม
life jacket – a jacket without sleeves, that can be filled with air, designed to help you float if you fall in water เสื้อชูชีพ
rescue – to save a person or animal from a dangerous or unpleasant situation ช่วยชีวิต

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