Hong Kong Tourist Missing After Speedboat Capsizes Near Koh Samui

May 27, 2016

NewsStandOnline.Net (27-May-2016): Two tourists died and five others were still missing, including one Hong Kong tourist, late yesterday afternoon when a speedboat flipped on its way back to Koh Samui Island in south Thailand, local media reported.

The speedboat packed with 36 passengers and crew was returning to the popular island at 4 p.m. local time after a day trip to Angthong Island yesterday. It capsized after hitting a big wave.

Two female tourists died as they were trapped inside the capsized boat.

Hong Kong Tourist Missing After Speedboat Capsizes Near Koh Samui

China’s consular office in Phuket confirmed that one of the five missing tourists is from Hong Kong. Another injured Hong Kong tourist was sent back to hotel safely.

Of all the rescued tourists, 21 were injured, seven in serious condition. All were rescued by fishing boats and rescue boats of the Department of Marine.

Rescue teams have resume searching for the missing.