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Two captain charged in Thailand boats accident

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Added On July 10, 2018

Now the latest on Thailand boat accident...
 
Local Thai police said Sunday they have charged two captains with negligence for capsizing two boats on Thursday, which left 42 dead and 14 still missing.
 
A Local police authority said the captain of boat Phoenix had been charged with negligence causing death, and the captain of boat Serenita had been charged with negligence resulting in physical and mental damage to others.
 
Both boats, Phoenix and Serenita, were overturned in a storm off southern Thailand's Phuket island Thursday afternoon.
 
More than 130 tourists and crew were on board, among whom 127 were Chinese.
 
Phuket provincial governor confirmed that all the dead and missing passengers were Chinese.
 
Thai police said that the authority had summoned the two captains for further investigation on the cause of the accident.
 
Thai government said they will not give up searching for the missing passengers and will not tolerate anyone found legally negligent.
 
According to the Chinese embassy to Thailand, Chinese staff will join in Thai authorities' investigation on the cause of the accident. 
 
The search and rescue operation is ongoing...
 
Two rescue teams from China joined the Thai military on Sunday to search for the missing people.
 
So far more than 50 Chinese have arrived in Phuket to identify family members who died in the accident and take care of the injured.
 
The cause of the accident is still under investigation.