1 person dies in petrol boat explosion

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One sailor died and three were rescued after petroleum boat exploded off Rayong.

The body of Worawuth Sawasdee, 29, was recovered on by Marine Department officials Aug. 14 on Rayong Beach, about 10 kilometers from where the 500-liter tanker exploded.

Three other unidentified crewmen were rescued by the Royal Thai Navy, which sent a Superlink helicopter to scout the accident scene. The unexplained explosion created a 100-meter-long oil slick.

The tip of the bow is all that’s visible of the sunken vessel. The tip of the bow is all that’s visible of the sunken vessel.