20 S. Koreans injured in Thailand boat collision

September 26, 2015

BANGKOK/SEOUL, Sept. 26 (Yonhap) — Twenty South Korean tourists were injured when their boat collided with another one in a floating market near Bangkok, officials said Saturday.

The accident occurred at the Amphawa Floating Market around 7:30 p.m. Friday, when an oncoming vessel hit and went on top of the boat carrying 31 South Koreans and several other foreigners, according to officials at the South Korean Embassy in Bangkok and Seoul’s Foreign Ministry.

A 26-year-old South Korean woman, identified only by her last name Jeong, fractured her ribs, while 19 other South Koreans sustained minor injuries, they said.

The injured have been receiving medical care at three different hospitals in the Thai capital.