16 killed, 40 remain missing after boats capsize in southern Thailand


In Thailand, a total of 16 people were confirmed dead after two boats carrying Chinese tourists were overturned by rough seas in southern Thailand, while 40 remained missing.

In the Chalong Pier where a rescue command center was set up, several bodies have been seen transferred from boats to local hospitals since Friday morning.

Two boats carrying many Chinese tourists capsized at about 5:45 p.m. local time (1045 GMT) on Thursday.

All passengers on a boat named "Serenata" were rescued.

Of 105 passengers onboard another boat "Phoenix," 16 were killed, 40 remained missing, and 49 were rescued. Xinhua

Source: Radio Pakistan