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Clashes erupt for third day on Thai-Cambodian border

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  • Intense shelling along disputed border

  • U.N. calls for "effective and verifiable" ceasefire

  • Thousands of villagers on both sides flee

  • Thai PM says won't fall into Cambodia's "trap" (Adds details, U.N., Thai PM comments)

By Martin Petty

BAN NONGKANA, Thailand, April 24 (Reuters) - Heavy fighting erupted on Sunday for a third day between Thai and Cambodian troops, with gunfire and explosions heard on both sides of the disputed border as the United Nations renewed calls for a lasting solution to the conflict.

The clashes, which have killed 11 people on both sides since Friday, started at 0950 a.m. (0250 GMT) with the sound of sustained artillery explosions.

Some villagers on the Thai side were loading pick-up trucks with family and pets and fleeing, while others packed into newly dug bunkers or hid in large concrete shelters.

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