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27 September 2011 16:53
Tourists - including Britons - were rescued from Cambodian flash floods by helicopter
British tourists visiting a South-East Asian temple have been rescued by helicopter after becoming trapped in flash floods.
Almost 200 tourists, including the Britons, were evacuated to higher ground from the 10th-century Banteay Srey attraction in northern Cambodia.
Three helicopters were involved in the rescue operation, which flew the people to the safety of a nearby town.
A spokesman said the group of tourists originated from Britain, France, the United States, Russia and South Korea.
It is important to be protected against unpredictable events like this by taking out
travel insurance before you begin your trip abroad.
Just 20 miles from where the tourists were rescued is one of Asia's most famous landmarks, the Angkor Wat temple.
Residents in the north Cambodian area were also forced to abandon their homes and flee to higher ground.
Copyright Press Association 2011
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