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Families of those who died in fatal speedboat collision off Phuket to receive B2mn compensation

PHUKET: Each of the two families who lost a family member in the fatal speedboat collision off Phuket on June 8 are to receive B2 million compensation from the insurance companies of the boat and tour companies involved in the accident.

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By The Phuket News

Saturday 18 June 2016, 10:12AM


Governor Chamroen presents one of the deceased's families with an additional compensation payment of B100,000. Photo: PR Dept

Governor Chamroen presents one of the deceased's families with an additional compensation payment of B100,000. Photo: PR Dept

Two tourists died and close to 50 were injured after two speedboats from Phuket carrying mostly Chinese tourists collided near Phi Phi Island at about at midday on June 8. (See story here.)

Meanwhile, Governor Chamroen Tipayapongtada yesterday (June 17) gave an additional B100,000 to one of the deceased’s family during a meeting at Provincial Hall.

He said, “Each of the families of the two deceased tourists will also receive B2M compensation from the boat and tour companies insurance policy holders.

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“One family has already received their payment, the second family will receive the same amount.

“We still have one injured victim at Vachira Hospital. However, two injured victim who received treatment at Mission and Bangkok Hospitals have been discharged and reunited with their families. They will leave Thailand tonight,” he added.

 

 

 

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simon01 | 18 June 2016 - 22:39:50

Less than 40,000 pounds. That is not compensation but a total insult. All that does is show the very low value these speed boat companies value their customer lives. Sick.

skip | 18 June 2016 - 11:32:22

someone needs to go to jail for this.if not,expect more carnage.

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