Pouring woes: Heavy rainfall unleashes havoc, claiming one life with landslides and flash floods in northern Thailand

Continuous heavy rainfall has triggered devastating landslides and flash floods, leading to one death within the Sop Moei district, located within the province of Mae Hong Son, northern Thailand. According to the district chief, Pongphipat Mebenjamat, today’s report confirms that 12 residential constructions have suffered severe damage, and tragically, one resident has lost their life.
The coronary heart of Sop Moei, particularly Mae Sam Lab, has experienced vital impacts, with Mae Tor La village bearing the brunt of nature’s fury. The relentless downpour resulted in one fatality, a quantity of accidents, and the destruction of 12 homes. Due to the landslides and flash floods rendering all routes inaccessible, tons of of villagers are now being evacuated to safer areas for their protection.
The district chief, Pongphipat, revealed how numerous government businesses have shortly taken motion to supply pressing help. The situation is so dire that the Mae Sariang-Mae Sam Lab Highway and local roads from Mae Sam Lab to Mae Tor La are fully blocked.
Pongphipat, along with rescue staff from the Mae Sam Lab Subdistrict Administrative Organisation (SAO), braved the cruel conditions to help in the flash flooded affected areas. Hurry started their rescue mission at noon and were solely able to report again to their office at midnight. Complications in communication emerged as the world is struggling a power outage for the past four days and all cellphone alerts are disconnected, reported KhaoSod.
Meanwhile, Akkrapan Poolsiri, district chief of Sop Moei, issued orders for the district’s secretary, together with native authorities from the SAO in Sop Moei, to clear the road area close to the Mae Suad Mai checkpoint. This area was lined by soil and rocks that had flown down, blocking the visitors route. Officials from the 7th firm, Provincial Administration Department had been able to open one lane and are in the process of clearing the opposite one..

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