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2 South Korean tourists missing in southern Thailand boat collision

Thai rescue workers  move  a injured tourist on stretcher to hospital  after a fishing boat crashed with a speed boat, carrying tourists from Koh Phi Phi island to a pier in Phuket. Thailand Sunday  Oct. 19, 2014. 27 tourists injured and two are  missing.(AP Photo) THAILAND OUT

Thai rescue workers move a injured tourist on stretcher to hospital after a fishing boat crashed with a speed boat, carrying tourists from Koh Phi Phi island to a pier in Phuket. Thailand Sunday Oct. 19, 2014. 27 tourists injured and two are missing.(AP Photo) THAILAND OUT  (The Associated Press)

Two tourists from South Korea are missing after their boat collided with a fishing vessel near Thailand's southern resort of Phuket.

Thai police Col. Phumin Poompanmoung says the tourist speedboat was carrying 34 people and three crew members from Phi Phi island when it crashed into the fishing vessel on its way to Phuket.

He says marine police were able to rescue 27 of those aboard the tourist boat and villagers on boats retrieved eight others, but a man and a woman from South Korea are still missing.

Authorities said some of the tourists, who were mostly Chinese but included four Koreans and two Britons, suffered broken bones and internal injuries. Police are holding the speedboat's crew and the fishing boat's captain for questioning.