28 Deaths As Chao Phraya Search Called Off

Officers salvage a partially submerged boat Tuesday afternoon from the Chao Phraya River in Ayutthaya province.

AYUTTHAYA — A search for missing passengers was called off Tuesday afternoon after the last body was pulled from the water. The final death toll stood at 28.

The body of an 89-year-old woman was discovered at about 5pm, one kilometer away from the boat sank two days earlier. Seven men and 21 women were killed in the accident.

The search was called off when rescuers realized a 2-year-old boy had been reported missing due to misinformation.

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