14:19 GMT24 October 2020
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    At least 18 people died and seven others are feared missing after a boat with pilgrims capsized north of Bangkok.

    BANGKOK (Sputnik) — The double-decker boat was carrying over 150 Muslim tourists returning from a trip to the city of Ayutthaya on Sunday afternoon, when it hit a bridge on the Chao Praya River and partially submerged.

    According to the Bangkok Post newspaper, 15 deaths were confirmed on Sunday, and another three bodies found on Monday after the search operation has been resumed.

    The outlet cited Ayutthaya Governor Prayoon Rattanasenee as saying that there were six men, six women and a child among the dead, although the exact number of passengers was still to be determined. Details of other victims remain unknown.

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