A group of 266 Thais are being rescued and flown back home via China, according to the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Over 200 Thai nationals caught in the crossfire of clashes between soldiers and armed ethnic-minority groups in northern Myanmar are being rescued and flown back to Thailand, the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced. List 1 of 4 Myanmar military admits facing 'heavy assaults' from anti-coup forces. List 2 of 4 Myanmar fighter jet crashes as pressure grows on military regime. List 3 of 4 Myanmar fighting intensifies near India border, curfew imposed in Sittwe. List 4 of 4 Russia and Myanmar start first maritime exercises. Thailand's Foreign Ministry says they are working with Myanmar authorities to evacuate a group of 266 Thais, along with an undisclosed number of Filipinos and Singaporeans, who are stuck in the town of Laukkaing in the northern Shan State. Authorities previously said some people trapped in Myanmar were victims of human trafficking, and others might be involved in telecom scams.