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Jul 09, 2018 07:12 PM
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Most of 42 Dead Believed to be Chinese in Sinking of Thai Tourist Boat

Rescued tourists from a capsized tourist boat are brought aboard a fishing vessel in the seas off Phuket, Thailand, on Thursday. Photo: IC
Rescued tourists from a capsized tourist boat are brought aboard a fishing vessel in the seas off Phuket, Thailand, on Thursday. Photo: IC

The death toll from the sinking of a tourist boat off the coast of Thailand has risen to 42 — with most of the passengers believed to be Chinese.

Another five passengers are still missing, the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported.

The Phoenix, a double-decker cruise ship, sank Thursday afternoon off the resort island province of Phuket during a storm, with 89 passengers and 12 Thai crew members aboard, according to Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong.

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