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Phuket: Seventeen more bodies recovered, 39 remain missing

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Storm approaching on Pattaya Beach, Thailand

Storm approaching on Pattaya Beach, Thailand. Photo: Steve.

Navy sailors have located 17 more bodies from the sea off Phuket, raising the number of confirmed deaths in boat accidents to 18, while 39 Chinese tourists remain missing.

Officials aboard HTMS Long Lom recovered 12 bodies at 10.50am near the location where the tour boat Phoenix sank after being slammed by huge waves on its way back to Phuket from Koh Racha Thursday afternoon.

Full story: The Thaiger

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