15 dead in Thailand boat accident
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15 dead in Thailand boat accident

The search for several missing passengers continued on Monday. A boat carrying sacred Muslims sank on Thailand’s Chao Phraya river leaving at least 15 people dead, a district governor said.
The accident happened on Sunday afternoon near the ancient city of Ayutthaya, a popular tourist attraction. A boat packed with pilgrims was returning from a mosque. It accidentally hit a marble bank due to heavy tides.
“The death toll is now confirmed at 15, with 11 people still missing,” Ayutthaya deputy governor Rewat Prasong said, notifying the overnight toll from 13 dead.
“Fourteen people are still in hospital,” he said, adding “the rescue operation begin this morning to find those missing people.” No foreigners were among the dead.
Local television stations showed graphic footage of the misfortune of the accident as passengers were pulled from the water while rescuers attempted to revitalize injured people on the bank.

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