KANCHANABURI: Mon civilians continued to flee into Thailand on Thursday to flee preventing between Myanmar troops and rebels throughout the border from this western province.
The preventing at Ban Bo Yeepun village, about 2km inside Myanmar from the Three Pagodas border go in Sangkhla Buri district, started on Wednesday morning. Greater than 700 folks have fled to security on Thai soil close to the go.
Sangkhla Buri district chief Pakorn Kanwanlee on Thursday despatched native Purple Cross staff to supply humanitarian help to the refugees.
The preventing died down on Wednesday afternoon and all was quiet in a single day an official supply stated.
Col Sitthiporn Julapana, commander of the Lat Ya Process Pressure, led senior army officers, Sangkhla Buri district officers and native leaders to go to refugees at Wat Tao Than in tambon Nong Lu of Sangkhla Buri district on Wednesday evening. There have been 447 Mon folks sheltering there.
One other 117 declined to remain at momentary shelters supplied by Thai authorities, saying they have been apprehensive about their belongings and wished to cross again to their properties. Nonetheless, civilians continued to stream throughout the border on Thursday.
A supply stated Myanmar authorities troops had reportedly captured a Mon stronghold at Ban Bo Yeepun, forcing the rebels to flee to an space close to Ban Borai. There was no preventing on Wednesday evening as a result of the 2 sides have been negotiating, the supply stated.
The preventing occured after Myanmar troops claimed that two homes close to the Bo Yeepun stronghold encroached into authorities territory.
The Three Pagodas border go has been briefly closed because the preventing erupted. Authorities have prohibited Thais from crossing over to Payatongsu in Myanmar. Outlets on the border have been closed.
On Thursday morning, Kanchanaburi governor Jeerakiart Phumsawat and Maj Gen Thakat Lodsiri, commander of the ninth Infantry Division, led provincial Purple Cross officers to go to the refugees at Wat Tao Than, and distributed rice and dried meals.
Mr Jeerakiart stated two-days’ provides had been supplied. Authorities would search donations to assist with additional help if wanted. Tourism was not being affected, he stated.
Purple cross officers and troopers present meals to Mon folks sheltering at Wat Tao Than in Kanchanaburi. (Picture by Piyarat Chongcharoen)
Greater than 700 folks have fled throughout the border to flee the preventing. (Picture by Piyarat Chongchaoren)