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Tourism minister promises full assistance to victims of Krabi speedboat accident

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Speedboats in a pier, Phuket

Speedboats in a pier, Phuket. Photo: Harsha K R.

KRABI, 15th January 2018 (NNT) – The Minister for Tourism and Sports has visited the injured and promised every assistance to tourists affected by a speedboat disaster off Phi Phi Island on the weekend, in which the vessel exploded.

The King Poseidon 959, carrying 31 passengers and crew members, exploded while operating a tour of Hat Nopparat-Koh Phi Phi National Park in Krabi province yesterday. Park Chief Worapoj Lomlim has reported that all passengers were rescued after the incident with 16 injured, 3 critically. Initial analysis of the situation has indicated the explosion was probably caused by an engine malfunction.

Full story: NNT

Reporter: Itiporn Lakarnchua
National News Bureau of Thailand

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