Phuket boat disaster toll: 42 survivors, 46 found dead, 1 missing

Breaking News July 11, 2018 13:34

By The Thaiger

Three bodies were recovered in missions on Monday and Tuesday, changing the tally following last Thursday’s sinking of the Phoenix diving yacht southwest of Phuket.

According to Phuket’s public-relations office, at the time of sinking the 103 passengers numbered 14 crew members and 89 tourists, most of them Chinese.

At a press conference on Wednesday morning, Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong said: “We have found 42 survivors, and 45 bodies have been recovered. One body is still stuck inside the Phoenix and unable to be recovered at this stage. So now just one [passenger] still remains missing.”

The search area has been widened to include Phang Nga, Krabi, Phi Phi Island and Satun province.

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