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> Train services in some of Southern Thailand disrupted
post Jun 22 2008, 08:37 AM
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"The State Railway of Thailand suspended serviced on the Sungai Kolok-Yala line in the deep South indefinitely after rebels attacked a train on Saturday, killed four people and fired AK47s randomly through the carriages."

Quoted from the Bangkok Post.

So if you are booked to travel by train through the South of Thailand in the near future - please check again - your train journey may be cancelled.

Some more info from the Bangkok Post:
"Railway officials said all 16 daily trains on the line were halted.

Six gunmen posed as passengers on a Sungai Kolok-Yala train on Saturday, and shot dead three railway workers and a policeman. Another official was seriously wounded and passengers were terrorised by the gunfire.

The Sungai Kolok train station in Narathiwat was quiet Sunday and passengers must go to Yala's train station to travel further north to Bangkok. Commuters going to Hat Yai must travel by bus or van.

Stationmaster Alawi Uma of Sungai Kolok station did not know when service would resume. Passengers holding advance tickets can exchange their tickets for a full refund. He added that it has already notified travellers, while soldiers and volunteers beefed up security at the station."
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post Jun 23 2008, 12:38 PM
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Oh my god, that's scary, thanks for the info Paul.

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post Jun 24 2008, 03:01 AM
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Think before go there . Dangerous !!!
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