Boat Accident In Thailand: 13 Reported Dead


13 people reported dead, as a double decker boat carrying more than 100 passengers capsized in a river north to Bangkok, Thailand.

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The accident occurred when the boat collided with something on Sunday afternoon while transporting the passengers along Chao Phraya River in Ayutthaya province, 50 miles north of Bangkok. More than 30 people were hospitalized with severe injuries, and a numerous number of people are still missing. It is still not clear that what the boat had collided with.

Video footage posted by media, showed desperate scenes as the rescuers scrambled to reach the boat with its lower deck totally submerged in water. Some rescuers threw ropes to help the victims to swim to land, while the other gave CPR to victims on the banks of the river.

As the safety regulations are often weakly enforced, accidents in public transport network of Thailand are very common. Crashes of speedboats operating between the popular southern tourists islands are also very common and the country has the world’s worst road traffic death rates.

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