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Tourist Boat capsizes in Chachoengsao’s Khlong Siyad Reservoir

A sightseeing boat reportedly carrying 12 passengers, including two children, capsized in the Khlong Siyad Reservoir, a tourist attraction in Chachoengsao’s Thatakiab district, at 3.30pm on Wednesday, resulting in two deaths. One person is still missing.

 A news source said nine passengers, who were able to swim back to shore safely, reportedly said strong winds whipped up waves, which entered the boat. It then lost balance and capsized.

Phanom Sarakham Unit divers searched the reservoir until 11pm and found two bodies – later identified as tourist Terdsak Prabphai, aged 52, and Ratchada Pidtathane, 49, the boat driver’s wife. Tourist, Tang Huadchai, 65, is still missing.

Officials were set to conduct another search again on Thursday morning.

Khlong Siyad is a large reservoir covering 50,000 rai. It can hold approximately 420 million cubic metres of water. Back in 2009 a tourist boat capsized there, resulting in five deaths.

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