Boat crash off Pattaya injures 18
- Published: 21/04/2013 at 04:17 PM
- Online news:
Eighteen South Korean tourists were injured, two critically, when two speedboats ferrying them to Pattaya's Koh Larn collided Sunday morning.
Image taken from Pattaya beach in March, 2013 shows many speedboats in their business. (Photo by Suphaphan Plengmaneepun)
The crash took place about 800 metres offshore from Koh Larn's Tawaen beach.
Ten injured tourists were sent to Bangkok Pattaya Hospital and eight to Pattaya Memorial Hospital.
The two most seriously injured were identified as 51-year-old Myung Be Kim, whose legs were nearly severed, and 63-year-old Gihwa Song, whose leg was torn off.
According to an initial probe, a total of 28 South Korean tourists were travelling on the two speedboats to the island when the crash took place.
All of the passengers were wearing life jackets.
The two drivers of the speedboats left the scene and are still at large.
An injured tourist is seen carried on a stretcher to the hospital. (Photo from Channel 9)