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This week commemorated the fourth anniversary of the rescue of the 13 members of the Wild Boar football team from the Tham Luang Caves in Chiang Rai, a story that gripped international audiences. That story had a happy ending. But the ongoing drama in northern Thailand masked a much sadder story, that of the sinking of the tour boat, the ‘Phoenix’ in Phuket in the late afternoon of July 5, 2018. All the media attention was on the recovery of the 12 teenagers and their 23 year old coach from the flooded caves. The sinking of the Phoenix barely broke […]

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I was in Phuket at that time, really shocking accident.

Couple of days later, I was by the shore in Saphan Hin park, & on some rocks was a load of clothes & personal effects that must have come from the people on the Phoenix.

Makes me shudder even now, when I think about it.

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