Tragedy in Thailand: boats collided head-on near the shore

In the Thai hospital confirmed the deaths of two Russian children on the East coast of Phuket island. Two speed boats collided in the channel linking the two main island harbour Bay. 20 people received injuries and were taken to hospitals.

Hospital in Phuket has confirmed the death of two Russian children 6 and 12 years in the collision speed boats on Monday morning. It is known that just at the moment of collision onboard one of the boats was 35 Russian tourists.

the Tragedy occurred at 8 hours and 15 minutes in the morning on the channel connecting the two harbours of the island of Phuket. On these shots taken by a surveillance camera shows that the two speed boats collided literally head-on a few meters from the shore. As a result of collision of more than 20 people aboard, were injured varying degrees of severity, including severe. Rescuers tried to resuscitate the two children on the shore. It is known that the captain who drove one of the boats died during the clashes.

Several people are in serious condition. Russian diplomats continue to go around the hospital in Phuket, where our compatriots.

These high speed boats is one of the main means of transport tourists between the Islands in Thailand. One of the boats during the collision was empty and only went to the Marina for another group of people. The firm, which belonged to one of the boats, according to the tourists, specializiruetsya at work with Russian tourists. That is why almost all on Board were Russian citizens.

the Authorities of the resort say that the injured Russians will be given all necessary medical care.