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Two Russians killed in ferryboat wreck near Thailand’s Pattaya

November 03, 2013, 18:48 UTC+3
The other victims were two citizens of China and three Thailand nationals
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Photo ITAR-TASS

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BANGKOK, November 3 (Itar-Tass) - Two Russians were among six people killed in a ferryboat accident near Thailand’s resort city of Pattaya, local police said on Sunday, adding that the other victims were two citizens of China and three Thailand nationals.

According to local police, the two-deck ferryboat with about 200 people, including foreign tourists was on a redeye flight from the island of Ko Lang to Pattaya, when it overturned some 100 metres off the coastline. An investigation is underway.

“As of now, we know that eighty people were saved. Ten were injured and taken to hospital. Among them, there are at least two Russians - a woman and a minor. So far, we have no information about killed Russians,” Andrei Dvornikov, head of the consular department of the Russian embassy in Thailand, told Itar-Tass.

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