A boat captain has been charged with reckless behavior causing injuries after 35 people including foreign tourists were injured after a tour boat crashed into a pillar in Chalong, Phuket.
Our previous story:
Emergency responders were notified of the accident on Wednesday (May 17th) near Chalong Pier with many injuries. More than a dozen ambulances from the nearby area arrived at the Chalong Pier.
In total, 35 people have been injured which included Russians, Ukrainian, Kazakhstani, Hong Kong nationals, Chinese, and Thais after a tour boat crashed into a pillar in Chalong, Phuket.
Now for the update:
Mr. Adul Raluekmoon, a technician from the Phuket Marine Office, told the Phuket Express “After we fully checked the boat, we did not find any malfunction with the boat engine or other parts of the boat.”
The Phuket Provincial Police Commander Major General Sermphan Sirikong told the Phuket Express “The boat captain has sustained serious injuries. We have questioned 19 witnesses who were on the boat. They all said that before the accident the boat captain had reckless behavior and that he drove the boat very fast.”
“He is facing charges of reckless behavior causing injuries. The punishment if proven guilty shall be imprisonment for up to three years, a fine up to 60,000 baht, or both.” Sermphan concluded.
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