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Thailand: Flood problem in Samui is challenging

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Koh Samui's district chief states that flooding problem in the city areas may be challenging to be dealt with due to public canals' trespassing by locals residing in the areas.

Koh Samui's locals have been suffering from the floods caused by heavy rains over the past few days. The Samui's municipality has been providing sandbags to the locals to be used as barriers preventing the floods from damaging their residences.

Mr. Adisorn Kamnerdsiri (? ?), Koh Samui's district chief asserted today (November 10) that solving the flooding problem in the island's city compounds was quite difficult due to the increasing number of local people residing in the areas combined with trespassing of public canals.

Also, Mr. Adisorn stated that the district administration has been cooperating with the municipality to provide aids and assistance to local people suffering from the floods. For more information, people are urged to call 199 or 07-742-6005.