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Tennis: Pattaya Open results - Day 6

Results from the sixth day of the WTA Pattaya Open on Saturday (x denotes seeding): Semi-final singles Karolina Pliskova (CZE) bt Julia Goerges (GER) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 Ekaterina Makarova (RUS x4) bt Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) 6-3, 0-6, 6-4 afp

Russian boy seventh victim of Thai ferry accident

A 12-year-old Russian boy died Thursday from injuries sustained in a Thai tourist ferry disaster, raising the death toll to seven, police said. The double-decker boat went down on Sunday near the popular coastal resort of Pattaya, around 150 kilometres (100 miles) southeast of Bangkok. A Polish couple, a man from Hong Kong and three Thai passengers also died. The Russian boy, who had been in critical condition, died in a hospital in the nearby city of Si Racha on Thursday, Pattaya police commander Colonel Suwarn Chiewnawintawat said by telephone.

Polish couple among victims of Thai ferry sinking

A Polish couple were among six passengers who died when a crowded tourist ferry sank in Thailand at the weekend, police said Tuesday. The bodies of the 60-year-old man and his wife aged 45 were retrieved on Sunday along with a man from Hong Kong and three Thai passengers after the boat went down near the popular resort of Pattaya. "Two of the foreigners were identified as Polish while the third was a Hong Kong citizen. No more dead have been reported," Pattaya police chief Colonel Suwarn Chiewnawintawat told AFP.

Terror at sea as Thai tourist ferry sinks

Survivors of a Thai ferry disaster recounted Monday a desperate fight for life belts and a battle to stay afloat after the boat packed with foreign tourists suddenly sank. The tragedy, which left six dead including three foreigners, raised new questions about safety standards in the kingdom, which drew a record 22 million tourists last year but is struggling to shake off a reputation for lax regulation. "There were too many people on the boat. Fifteen minutes into the trip water came on board," said Natalia Serova, 27, from Russia.

Terror at sea as Thai tourist ferry sinks

Thai rescuers Monday recounted frantic efforts to pluck terrified survivors from the sea after a crowded tourist ferry sank, leaving six dead including three foreigners, as police searched for the captain who fled. The tragedy raised new questions about safety standards in the kingdom, which drew a record 22 million tourists last year but is struggling to shake off a reputation for lax regulation.

Thai divers search for sunken ferry

Thai divers searched Monday for the wreck of a crowded tourist ferry which sank leaving six dead including three foreigners, as rescuers recounted plucking victims from the water. Three Thais, one person from Hong Kong and two other unidentified foreigners were among the dead, according to police in the tourist resort of Pattaya, around 150 kilometres (100 miles) southeast of Bangkok. They said all of the other 150-200 passengers were believed to have been rescued. Nineteen people were also injured.

Six dead as tourist ferry sinks off Thai resort

A packed tourist ferry sank Sunday off the Thai resort of Pattaya, killing six passengers including three foreigners in the latest deadly incident to tarnish the kingdom's image as a tourism haven. Fifteen people were also seriously injured, according to police in Pattaya, a popular beach resort south of Bangkok renowned for its racy nightlife. Reports said a Russian child was among those seriously hurt.

At least six dead as tourist ferry sinks off Thai resort

At least six passengers including three foreigners died after a tourist ferry sank on Sunday off the Thai resort of Pattaya, police said, amid fears people may still be trapped in the stricken vessel. "There are six dead -- three Thais and three foreigners," a police official told AFP, without giving details on the nationalities of the foreigners. The ferry sank on Sunday afternoon near Koh Larn, a small island off the Pattaya coast popular with daytrippers. Local reports said the vessel may have been overcrowded and listed after experiencing engine trouble.

At least six dead as tourist ferry sinks off Thai resort

At least six passengers including three foreigners died after a tourist ferry sank on Sunday off the Thai resort of Pattaya, police said. "There are six dead -- three Thais and three foreigners," a police official told AFP, adding the rescue effort was continuing because of fears passengers may still be trapped inside the stricken vessel. There was no immediate reports of the number of injured or missing, but local media said dozens of ambulances had been called to Pattaya's beachfront to handle casualties being plucked from the water.

Thai 'kissathon' aims to set new world record

Nine Thai couples locked lips Tuesday in hope of setting a new record for the world's longest kiss, but the attempt proved too much for two septuagenarians who dropped out after just one hour. The participants, who must kiss for more than 50 hours, 25 minutes and one second to enter the Guinness World Records, were forbidden from sitting down and could only go to the bathroom after the first six hours. "They have to continue kissing while they go to the toilet and can only drink water or milk through straws," said an event spokeswoman.
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