13 Dead, 39 Injured When Boat Goes Down in Chao Phraya

AYUTTHAYA — Rescue workers were still searching for missing people after a boat sank late Sunday afternoon in the Chao Phraya River in Ayutthaya city, killing at least 13 and injuring 39.


At around 4pm on Sunday, a two-level vessel carrying more than 100 passengers from Nonthaburi en route to Ayutthaya foundered after crashing into a concrete berm at Wat Sanamchai and then sank, according to Krit Tienmittrapap, a city official.

Several people were still missing. Krit said the boat was carrying too many passengers.

Correction: An earlier version of this story misidentified what the vessel struck. It was a concrete berm and not a barge.