Tourist boat explodes in Southern Thailand, 16 injured

Last Updated: Jan 14 2018 18:52

BANGKOK- A tourist speedboat exploded in front of Phi Phi Le island in the southern Thailand province of Krabi on Sunday, injuring 16 of the 31 passengers on board.

The speedboat named King Poseidon exploded after its engine caught fire. Authorities are investigating the cause of the explosion.

The tourists were mostly from China. Nine of the 16 injured have been discharged while seven passengers have been set to hospitals in Phuket.

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