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5 Chinese severely injured in boat explosion in Thailand

By Sun Guangyong (People's Daily)    09:28, January 15, 2018

Photo: Krabi Marine Police

Bangkok (People's Daily)- Five Chinese were severely injured in a speedboat explosion accident in Koh Phi Phi Ley of Thailand on Sunday, according to the to the Consulate-General of China in Songkhla.

The speedboat King Poseidon carrying some 30 passengers exploded on Sunday afternoon in front of Viking Bay in Koh Phi Phi Ley of Thailand due to a faulty fuel supply line, local media Phuket News said.

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All 27 Chinese on board have been rescued, the Consulate-General said. The injured have been taken to a local hospital.

Ma Cuihong, Vice Consul General in Songkhla, paid a visit to the wounded tourists after the incident. She said that the wounded will be taken good care in the hospital, before noting that local police are investigating the accident.

The boat left from Thai Morning Sun Pier in Koh Sirae, Phuket at 9:30 am heading to Phi Phi Island before exploding in front of the so-called Viking Cave, according to the Phuket Gazette. 

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