PHUKET, Thailand, A Thai officer on Saturday told Chinese Ambassador to Thailand Lyu Jian that another five bodies were found after two boats overturned in Thailand's Phuket on Thursday, China's Xinhua News Agency reported.

The death toll now rose to 38.

Thai authorities said earlier that at least 33 people died and 23 remained missing after two boats carrying many Chinese tourists overturned in rough seas on Thursday.

Source: NAM News Network