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Flash Floods in Thailand Kill 37

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Thailand

The number of dead from flash floods in southern Thailand that swept away holidaymakers at two mountainside waterfalls has risen to 37.More than 300 rescue workers from government agencies and private foundations continued to search for bodies near the Sairung and Praisawan waterfalls in the Yantakao district of Trang province, 680 kilometres south of Bangkok.San Chantarawong, chief of the provincial disaster prevention centre, said on Sunday that 37 bodies have been recovered from Saturday's tragedy, with four people still missing.His deputy, Soralak Thiepwu, said 28 bodies were retrieved on Saturday before the recovery teams suspended work overnight due to darkness.Hundreds of people were at both sites when the floods struck on Saturday afternoon.
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