Monday, October 20, 2014   

Search resumes for missing South Koreans after Thai boat crash
(1 hr 31 mins ago)

The search has resumed for two South Korean tourists missing off Thailand's southern coast after their tour boat crashed into a fishing vessel, police said.
The accident occurred on Sunday evening when the speedboat, carrying around 40 passengers -- including South Koreans, Chinese and a number of Western tourists -- struck a fishing boat in the Andaman Sea between the popular islands of Phi Phi and Phuket.
"The driver of the speedboat was distracted and pulling a plastic bag from his foot when he crashed,'' Colonel Pruttipong Nuchnart of Krabi police said, adding he had been arrested for careless driving.
''Navy and maritime police are searching for a man and a woman from South Korea who went missing in the water after the crash,'' he added.
The search was postponed overnight.
Conflicting reports on Sunday said the missing duo were Chinese.--AFP
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