Long-Tail Boat Accident Injures Foreign Tourists

(30 July) A long-tail boat
crash in Nonthaburi province canal left 10 people injured, most of them foreign tourists.

The
incident took place at a bridge across the canal near Wat Chalor Temple in Bang Kluay District. The
9 passengers in the boat were slightly injured, while the driver, a 60-year-old Thai man was
reported to be in severe condition.

After some investigation, the police said the boat was
carrying foreign tourists for a tour along Bangkok Noi canal for sightseeing, until the driver
somehow crashed into one of the bridge′s pillars at the scene of the accident.

It is not
immediately clear how the accident took place, and whether the driver was under influence of
alcohol, as the injured man is being administered in hospital.

Rides along Chao Praya River
on these privately-hired long-tail boats are extremely popular among foreign tourists who visit
Bangkok.