With the explosion of motor boats in Thailand, injured at least 16 people

CC BY 2.0 / Jeffrey Beall / Thai AmbulanceСкорая assistance in Thailand. Archival photoWith the explosion of motor boats in Thailand, injured at least 16 peopleCC BY 2.0 / Jeffrey Beall / Thai.

At least 16 people were injured in the explosion of a motor boat near the island of Phi Phi in Thailand, according to the newspaper Bangkok Post.

According to the newspaper, the explosion on the boat occurred on Sunday during the sea walk from the Rassada pier in Phuket province to the Islands of Phi Phi. On Board were 26 Chinese tourists, including three children, and five citizens of Thailand — the crew and guide.

«Sixteen people were injured when a motor boat, on Board of which there were 26 tourists from China, exploded near the island of Phi Phi on Sunday,» writes the newspaper.

The publication said that six tourists have received severe burns. The victims were taken to local hospitals.

The explosion occurred due to leakage of fuel, said the Deputy press Secretary of the Royal police Gender number of Crisana, Patanakarn (Pol Col Krisana Patanacharoen).

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