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Popular island beach closed by oil slick

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Ao Phrao was closed and tourists moved away from the popular island beach on Khao Laem Ya-Mu Koh Samet National Park after an oil slick washed ashore on Sunday night, coating the area with gooey muck. 

Work crews were on Monday still trying to clean the crude oil from the sandy beach and the waters of the usually picturesque sandy beach and bay on the western part of the island.

Samet park chief Sumet Saithongsaid on Monday confirmed the beach was temporarily closed and tourists had been evacuated.

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