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Dozens Missing After 2 Boats Capsize In Thailand

Dozens are missing after two boats capsized off the island of Phuket.
Posted at 4:16 PM, Jul 06, 2018

Dozens of people are missing after a boat in Thailand capsized off the island of Phuket. 

The boat was carrying 105 people including tourists, many from China, when a storm and rough waves caused the boat to overturn. 

Thai officials have not confirmed a death toll but the Chinese Embassy in Thailand said 16 of it's citizens are dead and at least 33 missing, according to CNN.

A second boat carrying 42 people also capsized off Phuket, but officials were able to rescue everyone. 

The country is currently in the beginning of monsoon season.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN