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Mudslides and flooding hit Thailand

According to AFP; Thai troops joined the search for victims after deadly mudslides engulfed homes in the flood-hit south, officials said, as naval boats rescued hundreds of tourists stuck on holiday islands. At least 15 people have died after unseasonably wet weather deluged the homes and businesses of around a million people in what should be one of the hottest months of the year. 

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Thai villagers gather beside a military vehicle stuck in the mud at the site of a devastating mudslide at the village of Nakau in Thailand's southern province of Krabi on April 1, 2011 following torrential rains.

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Thai villagers gather at the site of a devastating mudslide at the village of Nakau in Thailand's southern province of Krabi on April 1, 2011 following torrential rains.

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Thai people walk through flood water following torrential rains in Thailand' southern province of Phatthalung on March 31, 2011.