MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Following a storm that capsized a wooden boat off Cambodia’s southwest coast, 23 Chinese citizens went missing, Cambodian newspaper Khmer Times reported on Friday, citing maritime police.
The boat was caught in a storm and capsized on Thursday evening. Cambodian rescuers, police and fishermen managed to save 18 Chinese citizens, according to the report.
A total of 41 Chinese citizens were on board the wooden boat, sailing from the port city of Guangzhou to the Cambodian coastal town of Sihanoukville. All of the passengers were traveling to Cambodia as tourists, according to the report.
Search and rescue operations continue at the site.