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    Israeli girl missing after tour boat catches fire and sinks

    A 12-year-old Israeli girl is missing a tourist boat, in which she was travelling to Phuket from Thailandís southern province of Krabi, caught fire and eventually sank late Monday afternoon. About 100 other foreign tourists were safely rescued.


    The boat, named Ao Nang Princess 5, was carrying the passengers from Nopparat Thara and Rai Lay piers to Phuket. The boatís skipper, Mr. Sommai Saichu, reportedly told Muang Krabi police that, about five kilometres from Rai Lay beach, he heard a loud explosion in the engine compartment and a fire broke out.


    As the fire spread rapidly, he told all passengers to put on their life preservers and move to the bow area of the vessel. Fortunately, fishing boats in the vicinity rushed to the rescue and managed to pluck all the passengers and crew to safety, with the exception of the 12-year old Israeli girl. A search for the missing girl is underway.


    Police suspect that the girl was in the toilet, which is close to the engine room, when the explosion occurred.


    The boat was reported to have sunk at about 6 pm.

    https://www.thaipbsworld.com/israeli...ire-and-sinks/

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    double post

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Police suspect that the girl was in the toilet, which is close to the engine room, when the explosion occurred.
    They always "suspect" as it gives them an air of having knowledge. Retains face. When will they learn that to speculate a possible scenario is safer for face-saving in the long run than to suspect?

    And where were the parents/guardians during the evacuation? Why weren't they raising a huge ruckus? Not to say they didn't, but it raises questions. Were their pleas ignored?

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    and the fire EXTINGUISHERS were WHERE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    About 100 other foreign tourists were safely rescued.
    I'd have thought they'd have carried out an exact head count? But there again.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    I'd have thought they'd have carried out an exact head count? But there again.........
    maybe they didn't want an exact count,licensed to carry HOW MANY.

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