4 dead and 100 trapped underwater as tourist boat capsizes


Four people have died after a boat containing Muslim tourists capsized in Thailand, trapping up to 100 people underwater.

The ferry tipped over near the Wat Sanam Chai temple, a popular tourist destination in the city of Ayutthaya, about 50 miles north of Bangkok.

TV reporter @Thanakarn_BrightTV20 posted a video of the aftermath, showing dozens of rescue workers clambering over the stricken vessel as large crowds gathered on a nearby jetty.

He tweeted: “Urgent! Capsized near Wat Sanam Chai in Thailand approximately 100 people who have been lost underwater.”

The Bangkok Post reported that so far four people have been confirmed dead, while several more are still missing.

September 18th, 2016 by