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Twelve Burmese dead as border boat run goes fatally wrong

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PHUKET: Marine Police recovered the bodies of nine Burmese nationals yesterday, bringing to 12 the number who died when their boat capsized in rough seas north of Phuket as they attempted to evade a Thai coastal patrol on Friday night.

Pak Nam Police in Ranong province confirmed that the nine bodies retrieved yesterday comprised three women and six men found floating offshore Koh Chang and Koh Phayam islands, about 2 kilometers offshore from mainland Ranong.

Read more: The Phuket Gazette