Three Killed After Ferry Boat Capsized In Southern Thailand

BANGKOK,  Three people were reportedly killed and two others missing, after a ferry boat capsized, near Koh Samui island, in southern Thailand, a provincial governor said yesterday.

Divers found the bodies of the three, who apparently drowned and rescued two survivors, after the Raja 4 boat capsized, due to high tides and heavy rains on Saturday night, said provincial governor, Vichavut Jinto.

One of the deceased was identified as the skipper of the ferry boat, according to the provincial governor.

Search and rescue mission, which started on Saturday night, resumed on Sunday morning for the two missing people.

Nine others, who managed to survive from the overturned vessel, were rescued safely to shore by the marine police and navy on Saturday night.

The boat was leaving Koh Samui for shore, carrying 12 crew members, four truck drivers, three 10-wheel trailer trucks and a pickup truck on board, when the mishap occurred in the stormy sea.– NNN-TNA


Source: NAM News Network