Update 2018-07-05 (2): According to the local police, 49 people are still missing. So far 80 people have been rescued. Most of the victims are Chinese tourists.
Update 2018-07-05 (1): According to current media reports, two boat accidents occurred off the coast of Phuket. On Thursday afternoon (05.07., local time) a diving boat with 97 persons capsized on board off the island Ko He in the Ko-Raya archipelago. Furthermore, a yacht at Koh Mai Ton with about 30 persons on board capsized due to the strong storms and rough sea. According to the authorities, 70 people were rescued and at least ten others were injured. Rescue operations are ongoing.
2018-07-05: Dozens of tourists are missing after a diving boat carrying 90 people capsized due to strong storms off the Thai tourist island of Phuket on Thursday (05 July). Initial reports indicate dozens of people are missing. Rescue operations are ongoing.
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