Writer: Makkawan Wanakul and Chinnawat Singha
Six schools in Chaiyaphum's Muang district were closed and businesses shut their doors on Monday due to flooding caused by tropical depression Doksuri.
The municipal area was inundated, with low-lying areas under water a metre deep. Many shop owners closed up and took the day off.
With many streets impassable for small vehicles, motorists were advised to avoid the downtown area.
8 provinces reeling from heavy floods
Water is slowly receding in eight provinces ravaged by widespread flooding brought on by tropical depression Doksuri but heavy rainfall continues to wreak havoc in low-lying villages, authorities said Sunday.
Much of the Northeast and parts of the North are being bashed by tropical depression Doksuri, which has unleashed flash floods that have cut off roads, devastated villages and overfilled reservoirs and farmland, prompting emergency responses.
Doksuri, downgraded from a typhoon as it was centred in Nan at 10am yesterday, has dumped unprecedented levels of rainfall on some areas along its path as it gradually head towards Myanmar yesterday.
Phuket was flooded on Friday after an overnight downpour soaked the resort island, with heavy rain expected in most parts of the country this weekend.
Several roads in Muang district in Phuket, including the popular old town, were submerged on Friday morning. Floodwater made some roads in Patong area impassible for small vehicles.
By Ayub Pathan and Maluding Tido
YALA: A bomb exploded as troops cleared the area after two earlier explosions in Yala on Thursday morning, with one person confirmed dead and at least 18 others injured, bomb squad members, rangers and civilians.
The first explosion, a 15 kilogramme bomb planted at a power pole in tambon Kabang, was reported around 7am to Kabang police station.
Investigators said villagers heard an explosion around 1.30am, but no one dared to go and check on it.