One killed, five seriously injured after speedboat carrying Chinese tourists explodes in Thailand
One person was killed, and several others seriously injured after a speedboat carrying tens of Chinese tourists exploded on Sunday morning near Phi Phi Islands in southern Thailand.
According to the Chinese Consulate-General in Songkhla, all 27 Chinese tourists aboard have been rescued. Five of them were seriously injured and hospitalized, without any life-threatening conditions.
The accident occurred at around 11:10 a.m. local time (0310 GMT) in front of “Viking Cave”, when the speedboat was heading to Phi Phi Islands from Thai Morning Sun Pier in Koh Sirae, local media reported.
The search and rescue work is still underway to ensure everyone aboard is rescued.
Local media reported that a fuel leak is believed to have been behind the accident.