Royal Thai Navy finds another two deceased bodies believed to be sunken corvette’s crewmen

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The commander of the 1st Naval Region announced the discovery of another two dead bodies believed to be those of missing crewmen of the ill-fated HTMS Sukhothai.

Vice Admiral Pichai Lorchusakul, commander of the 1st Naval Region, said the bodies were found at 8 PM last night, December 24th, and would be transported to the mainland by HTMS Kraburi and HTMS Narathiwat. One of the bodies was later identified as Waraphong Bunsakorn, a crewman of the corvette, according to the commander.

This brings the total death toll to 11 people, while 18 are still missing. 6 of the 11 are positively identified as crewmen of the HTMS Sukhothai. Search and rescue efforts are underway.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Pattaya News, owned by our parent company TPN media.


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