Overcrowded tourist ferry capsized killing six people in Thailand

Published on : Monday, November 4, 2013

ferrySix people lost their lives as an overcrowded tourist ferry capsized and sank near a popular Thai seaside town. Six people including two Russians and a Chinese died as the ferry toppled with 200 people aboard the tourist ferry. The rest of the passengers were rescued amid a lot of difficulties.

 

 

The double-decker ferry, carrying Thai and foreign tourists, left Lan Island for the 30-minute trip to the resort town of Pattaya on Sunday evening according to media reports. Shortly after the boat departed, an engine problem sent the passengers on the first deck rushing to the second floor, causing the ferry to flip on its side and eventually sink.

 

 
The foreigners who died were a Russian man, a Russian woman and a Chinese man. Three Thais — two women and a man — also were killed. The rest of the passengers were rescued, including a 12-year-old Russian boy who was in intensive care at a hospital. None of the others were hospitalized.

 

 

Pattaya, which is about 60 miles southeast of Bangkok, has had several fatal boat accidents this year. Last month, an Indian tourist celebrating her wedding anniversary was killed in a parasailing accident off the town’s coast. In August, two Chinese tourists were killed in a speed boat accident near Pattaya’s main pier.

 

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