56 People Are Still Missing After a Tourist Boat Capsized Off Thailand's Phuket

July 6, 2018 4:36 AM

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(PHUKET, Thailand) — Thai police said Friday that 56 people were still missing in waters off the resort island of Phuket after a storm capsized a diving boat packed with tourists.The commander of Phuket Provincial Police, Teerapol Tipcharoen, said seas have calmed since the Thursday evening’s accident and the search is ongoing.

The boat was carrying 105 people, including 93 tourists, 11 crew and one tour guide when it toppled in 5-meter (16-foot) -high seas Thursday. One Chinese male passenger has been confirmed dead, and at least 12 people hospitalized.

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