Body of Israeli girl found after Thai tour boat catches fire

Published 10:09 am Thursday, April 9, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — A search team on Thursday found the body of a 12-year-old Israeli girl, the only fatality from a tourist boat that caught fire in the Andaman Sea off the country’s southwest, Thai officials said.

The rest of about 110 passengers, mostly foreign tourists, and crew were rescued Wednesday after the boat sank in flames off the coast of Krabi province.

The girl’s body was recovered by a team of up to 50 navy, marine police and national park officers, who were searching for her since the sinking, Krabi deputy governor Narong Woonchew, who headed the search mission, told The Associated Press.

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