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Health hazard as floods break up garbage tip

Jan 08. 2017
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By The Nation 

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Flood victims in Muang district of Nakhon Si Thammarat are facing an additional health hazard after floodwaters washed away a large pile of garbage, carrying the filthy mixture into neighbourhoods.

Local people have reported getting blisters after wading through contaminated floodwaters near their homes.

“This health threat has already affected more than 150 families. It may hit more victims because floodwaters are massive this time,” Watchara Chumtham, the kamnan of Tambon Na Sai, said Sunday. 

Nakhon Si Thammarat has been flooded for about a week after southern provinces were hit by torrential rain. 

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