Phuket holds mass merit-making event for Phoenix boat victims

Vegetarian Festival in Phuket Island

Vegetarian Festival in Phuket Island. Photo: Binder Donedat / flickr.

PHUKET, 22nd August 2018 (NNT) – Phuket province is holding a special two-day mass merit-making event for a group of 47 Chinese tourists who died in the Phoenix tour boat disaster on July 5th, 2018.

The two-day event began today (Aug 22nd) at Saphan Hin in Phuket’s Muang district and will continue until tomorrow.

This religious event is organized by the Phuket Provincial Office, the Thai-Chinese Tourism Association, and the Committee on Religious Affairs, Arts, Culture and Tourism. The Deputy Governor of Phuket, Prakorb Wongmaneerung, presided over the opening ceremony of a Chinese ritual this morning.

Full story: NNT

Reporter: supawadee wangsri,
Rewriter: Praphorn Praphornkul
National News Bureau of Thailand

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