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Targeted trainers to plough on in South

Even after witnessing their colleagues being gunned down, farmers from the Central Plains are determined to defy danger and continue their efforts to restore rice-growing in the troubled region

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The Central Plains farmers who survived last weekend's fatal attack on their convoy in Pattani have vowed to continue their work to restore rice-growing in the South, saying their two slain colleagues would have wanted them to complete the job. 

Saneh Khunnen, 28, and Ekkarin Homchoey, 26, were killed and 11 others injured when gunmen opened fire on them late on Friday evening in Yaring district's tambon Bo Loy.

They were part of a team of 20 farmers from Sing Buri and Suphan Buri provinces taking part in a project funded by the Southern Border Provinces Administrative Centre (SBPAC) to educate locals on restoring rice farming in abandoned southern fields. All the participants had been recruited from Suphan Buri's Buffalo Village, a renowned rice-growing centre.

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