04 Jan '12, 7am

Flood situation in Southern Thailand still critical

Flood situation in Southern Thailand still critical

Residents wade through a flooded road in Had Yai district of Songkhla province, southern Thailand on Jan 2, 2012. -- PHOTO: AP (THE NATION/ ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The flood situation in nine southern provinces in Thailand remains critical, with roads closed and train services halted due to high-level inundation and many villages engulfed in mudslides. Another 84 villages, all in Ranong, are at risk of mudslides, according to the latest warnings released. Twenty-one of them are located in high-risk areas in Muang, Kapoe, La-un, Suk Samran and Kra Buri districts. The entire Lang Suan district in Chumphon has been isolated after a flash flood surrounded it last night, submerging all roads connecting it with the outside world. Many thousands of residents have been complaining about shortages of food and drinking water. A large portion of neighbouring Phato district is facing a s...

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