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News Item+Jawaban Boats Collided in Thailand

Tourist Boats Collided in Thailand, 42 Injured

Thailand: Forty-two passengers were injured and two were missing after two boats carrying Thai and foreign tourists collided in the popular island beach party, police said Sunday.

The speedboats were ferrying tourists to the Pha-Ngan island for a “Fullmoon” party, a monthly event that attracts thousands of young, mostly western tourists.

Provincial police officer, Adipong Tapee said of the 42 travelers injured, 39 were hospitalized including four Britons, four Australians and four Singaporeans. Also among them were Irish, Norwegian, Malaysian and Thai tourists, he said.

The boats collided and overturned before midnight Saturday, throwing the passengers into the rough sea water just off the island, the website of The Nation newspaper said. -AP

1. We know from the text that…
a. The boat carried forty two passengers
b. The accident happened not far from Pha-Ngan
c. The two missing passengers were westerners
d. The passengers were mostly foreign tourists 
e. The boats collided on the way back to Pha-Ngan island

2. What had possibly caused the accident?
a. A careless captain
b. Too many passengers on board
c. There were too many boats
d. A rough weather
e. The boats were speeding

Muhammad Ahkam Arifin
Muhammad Ahkam Arifin Muhammad Ahkam Arifin is a Fulbright PhD student at Washington State University, US. He earned a master`s degree in TESOL from the University of Edinburgh & Applied Linguistics from the University of Melbourne.

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