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Nong Khai contending with flooding after rise in Mekong River

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The Mekong River in Nong Khai, Thailand, viewed from Vientiane, Laos

The Mekong River in Nong Khai, Thailand, viewed from Vientiane, Laos. Photo: Magnus Manske.


NONG KHAI, 3 September 2018 (NNT) – A rise in water levels in the Mekong River and rains forecast for this week have put many areas on alert, with Nong Khai province already seeing flooding of between 50 and 60 centimeters in riverside areas and farms.

The Mekong River is recorded to be rising at a rate of approximately four centimeters per hour and has already overflowed along its tributaries.

Full story: NNT

Reporter: Itiporn Lakarnchua
National News Bureau of Thailand


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