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Bombs cut far South rail line near border

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Southern train services will terminate at Tanyongmas, isolating Sungai Kolok, until passenger safety can be guaranteed following the bomb explosions that damaged two railway bridges in Narathiwat, caretaker Transport Minister Chadchart Sittipunt ruled on Wednesday. 

Security teams and railway work crews inspect the track in Chao Airong district, Narathiwat, after two bombs at rail bridges on Wednesday morning caused the suspension of services to and from Sungai Kolok. (Photo by Waedao Harai)

State Railway of Thailand (SRT) governor Prapas Chongsanguan said repairs were expected to be complete and the track from Tanyongmas station in Rangae district to Sungai Kolok reopened before the weekend.

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