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Flood-hit areas in Thailand declared disaster zones

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Districts in five provinces affected

Flood-affected districts in Narathiwat, Satun, Trang, Songkhla and Phatthalung were yesterday declared disaster zones as the South was hit by torrential rain.

In the province of Songkhla, inundation led to the suspension of train services to the southernmost provinces and beyond.

Following four days of torrential rain and rising flood levels that were expected to increasingly affect residents, Narathiwat Governor Thanon Vejkornkanon yesterday declared all 13 districts in the province as disaster zones.

Narathiwat Disaster Prevention and Mitigation chief Khetha Khekarat said the floods had affected 10,264 families in 193 villages and damaged at least 5,000 rai of farmland.

(AsiaOne)


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