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Chinese tourist dies in jet ski and speedboat crash off Pattaya coast

A 26-year-old Chinese tourist was killed and a Thai instructor injured when his jet ski collided with a speed boat near Koh Larn off the coast of Pattaya.

jet ski death ThailandThe tourist man was riding a rented jet ski with a Thai instructor when it crashed into an oncoming boat near Koh Larn, police said.

The tourist identified as Mr Ding Qi died at hospital, while the 25-year-old instructor, Apisarn Fuengkon, was injured.

According to Khaosod, it was unclear who was at fault in the incident.

But the driver of Sea Dream Company’s speedboat Daranai Kamjornklang told Pattaya police that he was taking 18 Chinese tourists from Koh Larn back to Pattaya coast when suddenly the jet ski came on the left and crashed into the speed boat.

Pattaya police chief Pol Col Sukthat Pumpanmuang said police are questioning the boat driver and owner to find out whether it was whose carelessness before the police press any charges.

Thai PBS

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