BANGKOK, April 1 – Thailand’s Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department on Friday reported a cumulative total of 21 flood-related deaths while flood continues in the South despite less rainfalls and mudslide occurred in hard-hit Nakhon Si Thammarat.
The 21 deaths include nine in Nakhon Si Thammarat, six in Krabi, four in Surat Thani and two in Phatthalung.
In Nakhon Si Thammarat’s Nopphitam district, six bridges were destroyed by the floods and electric power poles were used as temporary stream and canal crossings. Officials carried food and medicines by helicopter to people in some villages cut off from the outside world. There was an initial report of mudslide in Sichon district Friday morning.