Monsoon rains ravage several Thai provinces in upper region

PUBLISHED ON FRI, MAY 19, 2017 12:06 PM

Monsoon rains ravage several provinces in upper region

 

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BANGKOK: -- More rains are expected this weekend in the country’s northeastern and eastern regions while rainfall will decrease today in the northern and central region after being ravaged by floods and storms early this week.

 

The Meteorological Department forecast heavy to very heavy rainstorms in the Northeast and East until weekend, while rainfall in the North and Central will decrease, thus easing the food situation in many provinces ravaged by floods early this week, and yesterday.

 

Flash flood in Mae Ramat district of Tak claimed the lives of a Myanmar mother and her son.

 

A group of 10 Myanmar migrant workers, including the two victims, were trying to swim across a creek to harvest crops as flash flood was flowing down.

 

But the mother and son were swept away by the strong current while eight others could survive. The body of the mother was found one kilometer away while her son is still missing.

 

In Prankratai district of Kampheng Phet, flooding has extended to cover almost the entire town.

 

Prankratai district hospital was under 70 centimetres of water since last night, forcing the hospital to close and hospital staff have to evacuate patients to nearby hospitals.

 

But by late yesterday, the flooding has gradually receded.

 

In Loei province’s Dansai district, the Mae Nam Man river has overflowed banks after raining for four continuous days, causing flooding in Dansai town.

 

The flooding was said to be the worst in 100 years for this northern town.

 

Also flooded yesterday by rains are Sukhothai, Kamphaeng Phet, Phitsanulok, and Nakhon Sawan.

 

Full story: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/monsoon-rains-ravage-several-provinces-upper-region/

 
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