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Eight Kazakhstan citizens refused to leave Samui

01 april 2011, 11:03
REUTERS/Stringer Thailand©
REUTERS/Stringer Thailand©
Eight Kazakhstan citizens including a newlyweds couple refused to be evacuated from the Thai island of Samui, Tengrinews.kz reports citing Foreign Affairs Ministry press-secretary Ilyas Omarov.

Initially there were 27 Kazakhstan citizens on the island, said the press-secretary. Eight people were evacuated on March 30. Five more people took a plane to leave the island and six people used a ferry on March 31 .

As per the forecasts a clearing is expected in the coming two-three days, but it is too early to make any statements yet, Omarov said.

Earlier Tengrinews.kz reported that five south provinces of Thailand were tagged a natural disaster zone. The flood destroyed roads and blocked the railroads. Country authorities closed the airports. The flood affected popular resort islands – Phuket and Samui.

By: Irina Mikhailova

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