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A speedboat carrying 27 Chinese tourists and several Thai crews exploded on southern Thailand’s Andaman Sea near Phi-Phi Islands on Sunday.

周日,一艘载有27名中国游客和几名泰国船员的快艇在泰国南部安达曼海爆炸。

A Thai was killed and 16 others have been found injured, according to local media.

当地媒体报道,此次事故中一名泰国人死亡,其他16名乘客受伤。

The speedboat was on its way to Phi-Phi Islands and caught fire near the Viking Cave in the sea at about 1 p.m. local time (0600 GMT) on Sunday. Five Chinese were seriously injured, according to the Consulate-General of China in Songkhla.

据中国驻宋卡(泰)总领事馆报道,周日当地时间下午一点,这艘快艇驶向皮皮岛,在靠近维京洞穴海域时着火。五名中国游客严重受伤。

The consulate said all the Chinese tourists have been helped ashore while the rescue team is still searching for the others. All the injured were hospitalized.

领事馆说,所有的中国游客都已被营救上岸,而救援队扔在搜索其他人。所有伤患者已经住院。

Local media said there was a fuel leak. The captain went to check the engine and it suddenly exploded. The fire quickly spread, prompting all the passengers to scramble for swimming vests and jump into the sea.

当地媒体称有燃料泄漏。船长去检查发动机,它突然爆炸了。火势迅速蔓延,所有的乘客都争先恐后地穿上游泳背心跳进海里。

Local media said there were five Thai passengers and 27 Chinese tourists, including three children on board. A seriously injured Thai crew was later pronounced dead from burns.

当地媒体称,船上有5名泰国乘客和27名中国游客,其中包括3名儿童。一名严重受伤的泰国船员随后因不治身亡。

The explosion is under investigation.

爆炸事故还在调查中。