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Search continues for Chinese tourist missing in Phang Nga Sea

Feb 27. 2018
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By The Nation

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Officials continued to search the Phang Nga Sea on Tuesday for a Chinese tourist who was swept away by a big wave and went missing on Friday evening.

At 8.30am on Tuesday, officials from the Phang Nga disaster prevention and mitigation office, sailors from the Navy's Phang Nga base, marine police and Kusol Tham Phuket Foundation rescuers resumed the search for Yang Juan, 27.

Yang went missing after she and four other Chinese tourists were washed away by a big wave at the beach in front of Dusit Hotspring Beach and Spa Hotel in Thai Muang district at 6pm.

Wang Qi, 29, and Jiang Yufu, 25 drowned in the incident, while Jiang Yuping, 28, and Jiang Yuhong, 28, were injured.

The two injured tourists are expected to return to China at 3am on Wednesday from Krabi International Airport.

Officials said relatives of the drowned tourists were in the process of seeking documents to travel to Thailand to retrieve the bodies.

Their tour company has bought insurance that will pay Bt1 million for each death and pay medical bills for the injured up to

Bt500,000 each.

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