The Phuket News Premier League predictions The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News
The Phuket News Phuket News
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World | Business | Q&A | Weird World XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

Injured tourist from speedboat explosion transferred to Phuket hospital

PHUKET: A male Chinese tourist who was hospitalised in Krabi for serious injuries after Sunday’s (Jan 14) speedboat explosion off Phi Phi Island is being transferred to a Phuket hospital today (Jan 17), while another severely injured Chinese female tourist remains in the intensive care unit (ICU) at Krabi International Hospital, confirmed the Ministry of Tourism and Sports (MoTS) Phuket office.

accidents, Chinese, crime, disasters, marine, health, transport,


The Phuket News

Wednesday 17 January 2018, 05:48PM


Passengers from the King Poseidon 959 receive treatment at Krabi International Hospital. Photo: Krabi Marine Police
Passengers from the King Poseidon 959 receive treatment at Krabi International Hospital. Photo: Krabi Marine Police

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports (MoTS) Phuket office reported, “Mr Wu Zhian, 62, was in ICU as he suffered burns to both arms and both legs as well as his body.

“However, as his condition has improved he can leave the ICU today and will be transferred to Bangkok Hospital, Phuket this afternoon (Jan 17),” he said.

“But Miss Xu Xin, 23, who suffered second degree burns to her neck, body and both arms and legs, is conscious but still on assisted breathing.

“She must remain in the intensive care unit (ICU) for now,” he explained.

“As for the captain of the speedboat, Kiengkai Boonsri, his condition is worse because his upper body was burned including the face and arms. He is conscious but also still on assisted breathing, and being fed through a nasogastric tube.

“However, his heart rate is stable despite still having a bit of fever. Doctors will clean up his wounds again tomorrow (Jan 18),” the Ministry of Tourism and Sports (MoTS) reported.

Officials from the Hat Nopparat- Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park last Sunday confirmed that several people had sustained serious injuries when a boat exploded at Viking Cave at Phi Phi Island south of Phuket.

QSI International School Phuket

Chief of the Hat Nopparat- Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park Worapoj Lomlim confirmed to The Phuket News that there was a boat explosion at Viking Cave at 11:10 am.

“There were 31 people on the King Poseidon, 26 Chinese tourists and five Thais.

“A rescue team delivered three of the injured to Vachira Phuket Hospital while others have been sent to Phi Phi Hospital and Krabi Hospital,” he said. (See story here.)

Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong on Monday morning (Jan 15) ordered Vice Governor Prakob Wongmaneerung to sweep through all private boat terminals in Phuket that ferry tourist passengers on any tours to nearby islands as part of a crackdown on marine safety as a result of last Sunday’s incident. (See story here.)

Yesterday (Jan 16), doctors played down fears that 26-year-old Chinese tourist Kwang Pei Hong, who remained in the intensive care unit (ICU) at Vachira Phuket Hospital, will need to undergo facial cosmetic surgery for burns sustained in the tour boat fireball.

Ms Kwang suffered extensive burns to her face, arms and both legs – with burns to more than 30% of her body – in the fire. However, was conscious and could speak, but still in pain, said a Ministry of Tourism & Sports Phuket office report. (See story here.)

 

 

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:

Comments Left: Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail: (No Hotmail, Live, MSN and Outlook accepted at this time)
Security:
   => Forget password?

Be the first to comment.

The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments


Phuket fishing operators protest EU regulations

"The EU can do what it likes... etc" it DOESN'T matter what you think, the EU is the customer, but it seems you support slavery, murder,...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: Road safety doesn’t happen by accident

Accidents result of a lack of education passing the practical driving test on a big parking place circuit doesn’t make you an experienced driver. A ...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: Road safety doesn’t happen by accident

As always, a to the point PN Opinion article Perhaps secret of so little road accidents lays in the fact that many thai Phuket workers left Phuket an...(Read More)


Phuket lifeguard crisis leads to request for US ‘Level 3’ Travel Advisory warning

This is silly. When we grew up we went in the sea, in the surf with no lifeguards. We looked at the conditions and made up our own mind. We know if w...(Read More)


Phuket Gov gives financial compensation to Songkran road death victim’s family

Strange how customary differences are an anathema to the neo colonialists...(Read More)


Phuket suffers first road death of Songkran holidays

Perhaps if the Government implements economic policies to increase the well-being of its citizens and other institutions and benefits that are taken f...(Read More)


Phuket fishing operators protest EU regulations

The EU can do what it likes...and it does. Like may other legal sanctions, it's taken on the fisheries role by developing its own plan to implemen...(Read More)


Four police chiefs flunk Songkran ‘road safety test’

Why not demoted in pay and rank...or even sacked for not doing their job. I will never understand the mere shuffling of the losers. It's like st...(Read More)


Dengue danger: Phuket hits highest infection rate in the country

The no of infections is probably far worse than reported. There have been 10 cases on my small development and not everyone including myself has been ...(Read More)


Four police chiefs flunk Songkran ‘road safety test’

How can someone think of road safety while allowing this stupid water spils over moving motorbikes and cars?...(Read More)

The Phuket News
PHUKET NEWS
Phuket
Thailand
World
Business
Q A
Weird World
ARCHIVE
POLL
CURRENCY
WEATHER
PHUKET TIDE TABLE
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
World Entertainment
Photo Galleries
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket
Thailand
World
SURF REPORT
PREDICTIONS
The Phuket News PHUKET CLASSIFIEDS
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
SEARCH CLASSIFIEDS
POST CLASSIFIED
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
POST EVENT
The Phuket News PHUKET DIRECTORY
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
POST LISTING
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Subscribe
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
CONTESTS
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
 
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2018 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.