1 Chinese dead, 50 missing in Thailand boat accident
2018-07-06 11:03:00

Thai paramedic personnel attend to rescued passengers from a capsized tourist boat in rough seas at a port in Phuket. [Photo/Agencies]

The search for scores of missing Chinese tourists whose boat capsized off Thailand’s Phuket island resumed early Friday, with helicopters despatched to the area and divers sent to scour the sunken boat, the local governor said.

"We will conduct air searches and send divers to check inside the sunken Phoenix boat," Noraphat Plothong, governor of Phuket, told Agence France-Presse. The vessel keeled over in rough waters on Thursday evening, leaving at least one person dead.

The Chinese Embassy in Thailand said on its website Friday morning that a team was arriving in the morning to start rescue work.

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