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Landslide in Chumpon

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CHUMPON, 9 January 2012 (NNT) - Authorities continue to help flood victims in the South. Although overall situation has improved; landslides occured in Chumpon province, damaging several houses.

A house in Chumpon province is in ruins after being hit by a landslide. Local Disater Prevention and Mitigation Department is inspecting the damage. Several landslides have hit many houses, mostly those located on hillsides. Authorities have found that areas on top of the hills have been converted into agricultural fields; the practice which increases the chances of landslides.

Meanwhile, the flooding situation in Pattani province has returned to normal after the water level in Pattani river has reduced. Provincial officials have warned resident to still keep an eye on possible flash floods in low-lying areas on river banks.

High waves, strong winds coming from the east, as well as more rain are expected during January 9-12.

News ID: 255501090002

Reporter : Nuttaporn Chanchokpong