The widespread flooding has affected 16,718 monks and novices at 1,588 temples in Thailand.
Of the temples, 460 are in the North, 122 in the East, 164 in the Northeast and 842 in the Central region.
Nopparat Benjawattananun, director of the National Buddhism Office, yesterday instructed provincial Buddhism offices to look after the monks’ welfare and move those at risk to safer temples. They were also told to have police provide security at the flooded temples.
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