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Fire Torches 15,000 rai of Peat Swamp Forest

At least 15,000 rai of protected forest land in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung and Songkhla has been destroyed by a fire that authorities say was started by locals who wanted to fish in the peat swamps. Wildfires were still raging on Monday in the peat-swamp forests in five districts of Nakhon Si Thammarat, especially in Ron Phibun, Chian Yai and Chu-uat. Prolonged drought has made the forests e Video : Thanis Sudto

Published : 20/08/2012
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