2 missing, in Phuket boat crash
published : 19 Oct 2014 at 19:50
writer: Online Reporters
PHUKET - Two tourists are missing and 45 others are injured after a speedboat crashed into a fishing trawler about five nautical miles off Yao Yai island on Sunday evening, police said.
Photo by Achadtaya Chuennirun
Pol Col Phumin Phumpanmuang, chief of the Marine Police Division's sub-division 8, said the speedboat, owned by Seastar Company, was taking tourists from Phi Phi island in Krabi to Phuket.
Most tourists on the speedboat are from China, he said.
A team of police and rescuers were still trying to find the two missing tourists.
Anupong Arsarat, a former administrative official on Yao Yai island, said the speedboat was likely to have been travelling at high speed despite heavy rain causing poor visibility.
- Yao Yai