Thai Vows All out Efforts in Rescue

Added On July 11, 2018

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday pledged to make all-out efforts towards the on-going search and rescue operation in the Phuket boat accident.

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Prayut made the promise when visiting the command center for the operation at Chalong Pier in Phuket.
He?later visited Chinese survivors in local hospitals and expressed his condolence to the victims in the accident.
The prime minister said Thailand and China have shared a brotherhood for hundreds of years, so Chinese people in Thailand, no matter working or traveling, should be taken care of in the same manner as Thai people.
Prayut said the Thai government will conduct a thorough investigation on the accident.
Chinese Ambassador Lyu Jian told the press that all the Chinese diplomatic mission to Thailand are working hard to implement instructions from China's top leadership, and the search and rescue works have made progress under the cooperation of two countries.
Lyu stressed that he had asked the Thai government to uncover the cause of the accident as soon as possible and figure out the parties accountable for any possible misconduct or illegalities.
Phuket Provincial Governor said earlier on Monday that 42 ?people were killed, five were missing and 42 passengers rescued in the capsizal accident of boat "Phoenix."