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Speedboats crash in Koh Lan in second serious accident in two days

A second speedboat accident at Ta Waen beach in two days left a further eight Chinese tourists hospitalised.

2nd speedboat accidentThe latest accident on Koh Lan followed Monday’s death of a Chinese tourist on a jetski and the serious injury of a Thai man on the back.

Tuesday saw two speedboats taking tourists to and from the holiday island as NPE (Popeye) collided at sea with Blue Dragon 8. Initial reports said there were high waves. The NPE boat had 16 tourists aboard.

One female tourist suffered a broken left leg. Four ambulances met the injured at the pier on the Pattaya mainland as the eight injured were taken to Pattaya Memorial Hospital.

Police are collecting witness statements as an investigation is mounted.

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