Freak storm in Thailand capsizes fishing boats, killing 3 Lalrp

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BANGKOK — A freak storm in southern Thailand capsized a dozen fishing boats and killed a minimum of three individuals, however greater than 100 others who have been additionally at sea have been accounted for, officers stated Monday.

Seven individuals have been injured after the sudden storm off the coast of Nakhon Si Thammarat province on Sunday morning brought on the fishing boats to capsize and broken dozens of others within the Gulf of Thailand. There have been no lacking reported among the many 149 individuals on 61 boats, the provincial Public Relations Division reported.

One of many survivors, Somkid Maneewong, stated his boat encountered a wave about 4 meters (13 toes) excessive about an hour after leaving shore. He instructed TV Channel 3 that he and his 31-year-old son tried to swim to security however sturdy currents finally drained his son out and he died.

He stated he was shocked by the winds and currents so sturdy he “couldn’t management the boat.”

The provincial catastrophe prevention company revealed an announcement warning small fishing boats towards going to sea till Monday, however it was issued Sunday afternoon, after Somkid’s and different boats had already encountered the storm.

The catastrophe company stated 10 provinces had been affected by the storm, together with Nakhon Si Thammarat and Surat Thani within the south, the place officers reported a big personal ferry was broken whereas docked Sunday after a robust wave despatched it crashing into the pier. There have been no casualties.