10 dead after boat capsizes in Thailand leaving ‘hundreds trapped’

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In this May 26, 2016 photo taken from video, rescue workers retrieve a woman from a capsized boat on Koh Samui, Thailand. Officials say a speed boat carrying 32 tourists and four crew members to the tourist resort island of Koh Samui capsized, leaving two foreigners dead and two others missing. (AP Photo)

At least 10 people are feared dead after a boat carrying around 150 passengers capsized in a river.

Dozens more are thought to still be missing in the Chao Praya River in the southern province of Ayutthaya.

Hundreds are thought to be trapped under the water as divers search for those who are missing.

Video footage posted on Twitter shows the boat half-submerged under the water.

Police have said that those killed were Thai Muslims returning from religious activities.

One of the dead is said to be a child.

Courtesy: Independent