6 tourists among 8 killed in Thailand flood, one rescued

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Bangkok, Oct 14 (UNI) Six foreign tourists and two Thai guides drowned in a flash flood triggered by heavy rain in southern Thailand, but a German tourist survived, sources said today.

The sudden flooding of Nam Talu cave in Khao Sok national park of Ban Ta Khun district killed two Thai guides and at least six German tourists, three of them children, however, a German woman was rescued from the cave, Bangkok Post reported.

The still unidentified woman was among the seven German tourists, who died after being trapped following heavy rains which triggered sudden flooding in a cave in a nature reserve in Surat Thani province south of here.

Yesterday, the seven tourists and two Thai guides took a boat ride from the Ratchaprapha dam to the cave. But heavy rainfalls flooded the area inside the cave, drowning at least six of the tourists and two Thai guides.

Thai authorities have issued an advisory asking holiday makers to be alert for the possibility of flash floods during the ongoing rainy season while visiting the more than 260 waterfalls across the country.

UNI

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