2 Chinese tourists killed in Thai speedboat accident

THAILAND - Two Chinese tourists were killed and four others injured yesterday when their speedboat crashed into a long-tail boat anchored in waters off southern Pattaya in Chon Buri's Bang Lamung district.

The "Chok Suwannee" speedboat was carrying about 20 tourists from Koh Lan to the Pattaya Pier when it struck the second boat at 1.45pm about 200 metres from the pier.

Two passengers fell out of the vessel and were fatally struck by its propeller.