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Songkhla evacuates seaside residents in Ranot district as high waves pound shore

SONGKHLA, Dec 26 — Authorities in this provincial seat have evacuated seaside residents in Ranot district as high waves continue pounding the shore, and the governor meets today to evaluate the situation and decide whether to announce six districts along the shoreline as disaster areas.

Governor Kritsada Boonrach inspected a village in Khlong Dan sub-district after 2-3 metre waves smashed into 3 km of shore, forcing some 50 members of 20 households, mostly children and elders, to evacuate for a temporary stay at a nearby temple.

MCOT

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