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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Five Dead as Torrential Rain and Flash Flooding Hits Southern Thailand

Flash floods from the monsoon rains hit seven provinces in the country’s southern region and has resulted in deaths of at least five people.

Flash floods from the monsoon rains hit seven provinces in the country’s southern region and has resulted in deaths of at least five people. 

Authorities reported that all of deaths took place in Nakhon Si Thammarat province, where the local television footage has showed hospital staff piling up sandbags outside an emergency room to prevent water from gushing in.

According to the interior ministry, even though the floods are receding, high water still impacts more than 255,000 households in seven of the southern provinces.

The impacted region is home to Thailand’s major rubber plantations, which has majority of the world’s natural rubber supply.

According to the Rubber Authority of Thailand, they will pay the affected rubber farmers 3,000 baht if the flood has damaged more than 20 rubber trees in their plantations.

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