THAILAND: MORE BODIES FOUND FROM PHUKET BOAT ACCIDENT

PHUKET, Thailand July 10 (NNN-Bernama)Two more bodies in the Phuket boat accident were found on a beach of Phi Phi Island, raising the death toll to 46 while one person remains missing, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.

So far, police have questioned 50 witnesses and pressed charges against two boat captains and a Chinese man, who is the manager of the tour company.

The Anti Money Laundering Office is set to freeze the bank accounts of two tour operators, whose boats - the Phoenix and the Serenata capsized off Phuket last Thursday.

The police have also searched tour companies at 11 locations in Phuket which were linked to the operation of the two boats in a fresh crackdown on using Thai nominees to operate tour businesses for Chinese investors.

The boat carried 105 passengers when it capsized during a strong storm which lashed the popular island. Those on the boat comprised 93 tourists mostly from China, one tour guide and 11 crew members.NNN-BERNAMA

Source: NAM News Network