Phuket officials are on high alert following five tragic drownings, including four foreign tourists, in the past week. The drownings occurred at Freedom beach, Karon beach, and Surin beach. With a total of 12 drownings since the beginning of the year, authorities are taking action to ensure visitor safety.
On a fateful Tuesday evening at Karon beach in Phuket, two Indian tourists tragically drowned, while another was rescued after being swept out to sea by powerful waves. This incident brings the total number of drowning victims in the area to four in just five days.
A tour boat at an Ayutthaya river pier caught fire in the early hours of May 28, 2023, resulting in no casualties, according to local authorities. ## The Incident
On a fateful Wednesday evening, a speedboat carrying 33 Russian tourists met with an unfortunate accident in Chalong Bay, Phuket. The crash left 30 people injured, with one tourist still missing. The boat, Thanathip Marine 555, was returning from the Phi Phi islands to Chalong Bay when it hit a channel marker at around 5:30 PM.