Landslides, floods kill 9 in Thailand, 6 others missing

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BANGKOK, Aug 4 – Nine people died and six are missing in landslides, drowning and other storm- and flood-related incidents in Thailand’s North and Northeast, as the number of flood-hit provinces rose to 17, according to Public Health Ministry’s deputy permanent secretary Dr Narong Sahamethapat.

The northern province of Mae Hong Son recorded the highest number of deaths with three people, two of them boys, dying in landslides triggered by incessant downpours in Sop Moei district. Chiang Mai has registered two more deaths, while Sukhothai, Sakon Nakhon, Phrae and Udon Thani provinces have one death each.

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