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Army plans 'saifa' emergency unit

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The army plans to set up a saifa (thunderbolt) unit to help people in emergency situations. 

Army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha announced the plan on Monday while expressing concern over unexpected incidents such as the massive electricity blackout across the southern provinces last Tuesday.

The unit would serve as a "disaster relief team" and would be the first of its kind, he said in a speech to mark the 89th anniversary of the army's Signals Department.

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