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God and good luck guide commuters on rebel-hit Thai train

The line carves through Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat provinces, the main territories of the Muslim-majority south, an area colonised by Buddhist-majority Thailand over a century ago.

Sungai Kolok, Thailand

FOR passengers on the 12.33am train from the Thai town of Hat Yai to Sungai Kolok, god and good luck are touchstones for survival.

So far this year the railway, which cuts through Thailand's insurgency-riddled "Deep South", has been blown up three times by...

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