Over 1 Million Affected by Thailand Floods - NECN

Over 1 Million Affected by Thailand Floods



    (NECN/MCOT) - The flooding situation has remained critical in several areas in Thailand although train services on northern routes have resumed after a temporary suspension overnight.

    The northeastern Nakhon Ratchasima or Korat has been hardest hit by the latest floods in Thailand this year, considered the province's worst floods in half a century, particularly in Pak Chong and Pak Thong Chai Districts as flash floods from Khao Yai National Park caused by torrential downpours over the past couple of days have continued inundating the areas, killing at least four flood victims so far and submerging some areas about a one-metre-depth.  

    Floods have covered 21 districts in Nakhon Ratchasima and affected over 1 million people. The disaster has damaged over 150,000 rai or over 240 square kilometers of farmland.  

    In the eastern Prachin Buri Province, its main Kabinburi Market has been most hit by the province's worst flood in a decade--as it is now some 50 metres under water.  

    In the northeastern Chaiyaphum Province, officials have urgently released water from the overflowing Lam Pratao Dam to prevent its break-up, but flash floods from a local highland coupled with the overflowing water from the dam have begun flooding the compound of the provincial government centre.

    However, train services on northern routes have resumed operations since this morning after hours of temporary suspension caused by flood-ridden damages to some sections of local railroads on the routes.