Sightseeing boat capsized in Bangkok, 75 tourists narrow escape

River sightseeing boat Lai Si Chan 1 with 75 passengers aboard interrupted her scenic trip along Chao Praya river in Bangkok in the afternoon Aug 2, and headed for nearest pier, after boat started to take water and list starboard. Boat made it to pier just in time to safely disembark passengers. All were safely evacuated, no injures reported. The boat capsized and sank along pier, with parts of superstructure remaining above the waterline.

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