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Southern flood death toll continues to rise

Southern flood death toll continues to rise

THAILAND: Flooding in the southern region has claimed three more deaths, raising the total to 24, as Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today (Dec 7) visited the hardest-hit province, Nakhon Si Thammarat.

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By Bangkok Post

Monday 7 December 2020, 04:59PM


Navy soldiers accompany a villager through knee-deep floodwater, as they arrive to help people in Sathing Phra district of Songkhla today (Dec 7). Photo: Assawin Pakkawan.

Navy soldiers accompany a villager through knee-deep floodwater, as they arrive to help people in Sathing Phra district of Songkhla today (Dec 7). Photo: Assawin Pakkawan.

The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department today reported a woman drowned in Phrasaeng district of Surat Thani and two women drowned in Sathing Phra district of Songkhla yesterday.

The latest deaths raised the toll of the victims to 24, with the region pounded by rain brought by the northeast monsoon over the Gulf of Thailand since Nov 25. The floods are the most extensive in recent years.

The deluge has resulted in residents of more than 555,000 houses being flooded out. Nakhon Si Thammarat is the hardest hit with 19 deaths and 180,000 houses swamped.

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Although the situation was eased, more flooding was reported in Surat Thani, Trang and Songkhla, even as water levels in other provinces were slowly subsiding, the department update said.

The weather forecast was for less rain along the Gulf coast today, but more rain for up to 60% of the area for the rest of the week.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha arrived in Nakhon Si Thammarat this morning. His first stop was a royally-sponsored Silpacheep project at Ban Noen Thammang in Chian Yai district, where officials were waiting to fully brief him on the situation.

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JohnC | 08 December 2020 - 08:28:04

It's not the southern monsoon, it is the north-east monsoon causing all the flooding. Pretty poor if you can't even get that right. [Absolutely right, article corrected -- Ed]

 

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