Thailand recovers last body in boat disaster

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Thai Rescue workers carry the body of a victim on a stretcher, after a boat capsized off the tourist island of Phuket, Thailand, July 6, 2018. reuters

PHUKET (AFP) – Thailand has recovered the last body after a boating accident killed dozens of Chinese tourists this month off the southern resort island of Phuket. The Phoenix was carrying 105 people – mostly Chinese –when it sank on the way back from a popular snorkeling spot on July 5. Phuket’s public relations department said in a statement that the “last body of the dead from the Phoenix boat accident” was recovered Sunday night. “All missing found,” the statement added, putting the final death toll at 47.

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