Tags : Mekong River

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Fleeing smuggler leaves B20m crystal meth on Mekong river bank

MUKDAHAN: Rangers and police seized 21 kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine, worth about 20 million baht, on the bank of the Mekong River in the early hours of Wednesday. Soldiers from Ranger Company 2110 and police from the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Division lay in wait on the bank of the Mekong River in tambon Bang Sai […]Read More

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Mekong Tour Boat Capsizes in Nong Khai, 2 Missing

NONG KHAI, March 22 (TNA) – A tour boat capsized in the Mekong River. Two passengers were missing and four others survived on the Lao side. The longtail boat was carrying the six tourists for an evening sightseeing trip in the Mekong River when it was struck by a storm. Four tourists swam to the […]Read More

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484kg marijuana seized on Mekong riverbank in Nakhon Phanom

NAKHON PHANOM: A combined government unit seized 484 kilogrammes of dried marijuana in an operation on the bank of the Mekong river in That Phanom district late on Sunday night. Samart Suwanmanee, the That Phanom district chief, said the action was taken with information supplied by defence volunteers in villages along the river. Full story: […]Read More

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Nong Khai province braces for potential flood

NONG KHAI (NNT) – Nong Khai province is another critical area where the water level of the Mekong river suddenly increased 30 centimeters in a single day, and is expected to continue rising by another 50 centimeters due to heavy rains in Thailand and Laos. The province is now preparing for a large volume of […]Read More

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Water in Mekong River Falls to Critical Level, Sand Dunes

NAKHON PHANOM, Dec 2 (TNA) – The water levels of the Mekong River have fallen to a critical level, posing threats to people’s livelihoods, farming activities and tour boat operations. The Mekong water level in the northeastern province of Nakhon Phanom has dropped to one of the lowest on record and fell at the fastest […]Read More

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Eight Chinese dams block 40 billion cubic meters of water

The eight dams in China, which were built on the Mekong River, or Lancang as it is called in China, have been blamed as the chief culprit in the sharp fall in water levels downstream and the resulting hardships caused to people in lower riparian countries, according to the Mekong Freedom Network, a civic group […]Read More

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Photos Suggest Third Mekong Corpse Was Found, Then Lost

NAKHON PHANOM — Photos emerged Tuesday to support accounts that a third body was found in the Mekong River that has since gone missing. Coming after two mutilated bodies recovered from the river were identified as aides of a missing prominent anti-monarchist, the photos show what appear to be a third body that can no […]Read More

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Over 100 Naga fireballs appear over the Mekong River

NONGKHAI, Oct 25 (TNA) – Crowds of people enjoyed watching over 100 Naga fireballs that appeared over the Mekong River in the northeastern province of Nong Khai yesterday. The best spots to view the Naga fireball are in Phon Phisai and Rattanawapi districts. The first fireball emerged from the river into the sky at 6.17 […]Read More