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#Flashflood #kills #two #Karen #Mae #HongSon

August 27, 2014

Two Karen refugees fleeing fighting in Myanmar were drowned when flashflood swept through the farm where they were employed to keep watch in Tambon Pangmoo of Mae Hong Son province yesterday.
Their bodies were recovered from Soi canal after villagers at ban Naisoi and Ban Sop soi returned to their villages and farmlands to inspect damages to their houses and farms after flashflood swept the two villages following several days of rainfalls.

Both fled fighting in Myanmar and were given temporary shelters at the border.

Meanwhile provincial authorities have banned entry by tourists to the Karen Kor Yao (long-neck Karen) village at Ban Naisoi, and all river cruises along the Paid river due to rising water and floating love that could pose danger.

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