Chinese envoy meets with Thai minister following boat disaster
By Zhang Zhiwen
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(Photo: Zhao Yipu)

Phuket (People's Daily) -- On Friday, Chinese Ambassador to Thailand, Lyu Jian, met with Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sports, Weerasak Kowsurat, after a boat capsized off the island of Phuket – killing dozens of Chinese tourists.

Lyu proposed to save the lost passengers at any cost and that rescue efforts need to be restarted at 6 am the next day to find the remaining lost and dead. He also proposed an investigation to see what could have caused such a catastrophe.

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-Cha said his country is making every possible effort to find the rest of the missing passengers, and instructed the relevant departments to uncover the cause of the capsize.

(Compiled by Raymond Mendoza)