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    Death toll from Phuket boat accident rises to 21

    Death toll from Phuket boat accident rises to 21
    in Editor's Choice | July 06, 2018 | By Thai PBS

    The death toll from the sinking of Phoenix dive boat carrying mainly Chinese tourists of the coast of Phuket yesterday has risen to 21 with another 37 passengers still missing, officials at the rescue command centre reported.

    It said rescue teams, employing helicopters, patrol and fishing boats are searching for the remaining missing tourists but there was little sign that they would be found alive. Many of the bodies recovered were found trapped inside the capsized boat which was carrying 105 passengers when it sank in the Andaman Sea off the island popular with Chinese tourists.

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    Re: Death toll from Phuket boat accident rises to 21

    Survivors claim they were not warned to wear life jackets
    in Editor's Choice, General | July 07, 2018 | By Thai PBS

    A survivor of the Phoenix dive boat accident on Thursday said that passengers on board the ill-fated tour boat were not warned to wear life vests nor was there a demonstration on how to properly wear the life vests.

    According to Daily News Online report, the young Chinese survivor who was not identified said there were five of them in the same group on board the Phoenix dive boat and two of them died and another injured while he and another friend survived.

    He said when the boat left Phuket, it was raining and there was no warning of venturing out into the open sea. He added that, while on board the vessel, no crews gave a demonstration of how to properly wear a life vest and they were not told where were the fire exits.

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