Thailand floating market
Boats with visitors maneuver through the Amphawa floating market at Samut Songkhram province March 16, 2013.Reuters

A tourist boat plying on Thailand's Mae Klong River crashed into another boat on Friday night, leaving one tourist dead and 22 others injured. 

The accident occurred near a popular floating market in Thailand's Amphawa district. The tourists, including 21 South Koreans and two Hungarians, were on a boat to see fireflies along the river when they crashed into an empty passenger boat. 

A 61-year-old Hungarian woman died after suffering head injuries in the boat crash, while four others were seriously injured, according to The Bangkok Post.

According to the police, the driver of the tourist boat had likely turned off lights on the boat for the sighting of fireflies in the night. 

Both the boat drivers fled from the scene of the crash, which was 500 meters from the Amphawa Floating Market.