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Tourists Leap into Sea to Escape Flaming Diving Boat

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Koh Lipe beach in Satun

Koh Lipe beach in in Satun Province. Photo: Tuya70.

SATUN — A diving trip in the pristine sea near a world-renowned island turned into a survival nightmare for 18 tourists Monday afternoon when their boat caught fire, forcing them to leave everything behind and swim for their lives.

Although all the tourists and boat crew were safely rescued, most of the visitors are now stranded without passports in Satun province after their Koh Lipe diving trip went awry. Police are debating which station has jurisdiction over the case, which one officer described as a possible case of negligence.

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By Teeranai Charuvastra
Khaosod English

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