Two Chinese tourists die in Pattaya speedboat accident
BANGKOK (AFP) - Two Chinese men died and three other tourists were injured on Wednesday when their speedboat struck an anchored vessel near the central Thai resort of Pattaya, police said.
The engine of the speedboat carrying 10 Chinese tourists hit the anchor rope of the other vessel, killing the two men at the scene, said Arun Prompan, commander of tourist police for Chon Buri province.
The accident revived fears over tourist safety in Thailand, which attracted a record 22 million foreign visitors last year.
An American tourist was allegedly stabbed to death in Krabi by three Thai musicians in July after a row during a sing-along with a band in a bar.