Thailand: Tourists dead as ferry sinks near Pattaya resort
A ferry boat capsized near the city of Pattaya in Thailand on Sunday leaving six people, including foreign tourists, dead.
A total of 209 people, most of whom were tourists, have been rescued from the double decker ferry which was thought to be over its capacity. The boat had problems with its engine after departing, and as tourists dashed to the second floor, the boat began to sink.
According to the National News Bureau of Thailand, the 12 meter long boat was only safe to carry 150 people. So far six people have been confirmed dead, including one Chinese and two Russians, around 15 people have suffered injuries, meanwhile at least 20 are missing.
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