3/31/11

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Thailand military rescues stranded tourists

War ships have brought hundreds of islands after storms in fixed-tourist Thailand back to the mainland. On an aircraft carrier 618 local and foreign tourists arrived at the Sattahip naval base at 120 kilometers south of Bangkok, said the Marine.
The ship they had rescued from the island of Tao north of the popular tourist destination of Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand. The people there were days cut off from the outside world because of the high waves no more ferry went to the other islands. On Koh Samui also thousands were stranded because the airport after days of incessant rain due to flooding 48 hours was closed. Only on Wednesday he was back in operation. Also off the west coast of Thailand 500 tourists stranded on the island of Tarutao. They have been associated with chartered speedboat to the mainland.

At least 15 people since the weekend in southern Thailand in the season came highly unusual storm and subsequent flooding killed. Economists estimated the damage at seven billion baht (around 163 million euros).