At least 12 dead as Thai boat capsizes, dozens missing (VIDEO)

Tourist boat in Thailand © Christine Maguire
At least 12 people have died and many are missing after a boat capsized in Thailand's Ayutthaya province on Sunday.

The incident took place in the Chao Phraya River near the Wat Sanam Chai temple. 

Seven women, four men and one child were among the dead, and at least 37 passengers were injured. Rescue workers continue to search for survivors, Reuters reports.  

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The double-decker boat was reportedly carrying about 150 Thai passengers back from from a religious activity when it struck the bank of the river and began to sink in front of the Wat Sanam Chai in Ayutthaya.

Video footage from the scene shows passengers being rescued from the sinking boat.

A search and rescue mission continues as night falls.