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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Runaway Crocodiles

BANGKOK, Thailand -- More than 30 crocodiles took advantage of high floodwaters to slither out of farms in southern Thailand and breeders have been warned to keep their reptiles penned up, officials said Monday.

The Interior Ministry said at least 46 people have died and four others were reported missing as monsoon flooding continued to ravage areas of the country.

An official, who asked not to be identified, said 31 crocodiles were reported missing from 10 farms in the district around the provincial capital, located 390 kilometers south of Bangkok. Two teams have been sent out to recapture the wayward reptiles, he said.