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Tour boat sinks off eastern Thailand, killing 6

English.news.cn   2013-11-04 07:07:56            

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BANGKOK, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) -- A tour boat capsized and sank near Thailand's popular seaside town Pattaya on Sunday, killing six tourists, including a Chinese.

The double-decker ferry left Koh Lan island for a 30-minute trip to Pattaya Sunday evening. It carried more than 200 Thai and foreign passengers, above its 130-150 capacity, the Bangkok Post reported.

An engine problem occurred shortly after the boat departed. Passengers on the first deck rushed to the second floor, causing the boat to flip on one side and eventually sink.

The Chinese embassy in Thailand confirmed that one Chinese died in the accident.


Boat capsizes off Myanmar western coast

YANGON, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) -- A boat with several dozens of Bengalis on board capsized off Myanmar's western Rakhine coast early Sunday, reports reaching here said.

Sources said the boat carrying 70 Bengalis was heading for Bangladesh from Myanmar's Rakhine state. Full story

Boat capsizes in eastern Cambodia, killing Chinese man: police

PHNOM PENH, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese man died after a boat sank in Kampong Cham province of eastern Cambodia on Monday afternoon, an immigration police chief confirmed on Tuesday.

A native to Beijing, Zhang Wenhua, 51, a technician at Phan Tonghong Company, which grows tobacco and red corn, drowned when an engine-driven boat, carrying four Chinese and a Cambodian staff, capsized on their way to inspect a corn farm, Provincial Immigration Police chief Lim Moran said. Full story

Editor: Chen Zhi
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