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At least six dead as ferry sinks in Thailand

Sunday, November 03, 2013 - 00:37

Nov. 3 - At least six people are dead after an overcrowded ferry sinks near Pattaya in Thailand. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) At least six people died on Sunday (November 3) when an overcrowded ferry sank near the Thai seaside resort of Pattaya. Among those killed were two Russians, three Thais and one Chinese person. The shuttle ferry, which traveled between Koh Lan Island and Pattaya is reported to have been carrying approximately 200 passengers, despite a capacity limit of 150. According to police reports, resulting from eyewitness accounts, the ferry was not equipped with enough life-jackets and some of the passengers could not swim. Rescue efforts continued as passengers were helped onto shore in Pattaya, where ambulances and medical staff were at the scene.

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At least six dead as ferry sinks in Thailand

Sunday, November 03, 2013 - 00:37