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More rain expected to hit flooded southern region

Jan 13. 2017
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By The Nation

MORE HEAVY downpours are expected to spread over the flood-hit southern region in the next few days.

Despite the easing of torrential rains in recent days, the Meteorological Department has predicted increased rainfall for the South. 

Flooding has causing numerous deaths and serious damage in several southern provinces during the past two weeks. According to the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department (DPMD), the natural disaster has affected more than 1.6 million people. The number of flood-related deaths has risen to 36 as of press time, with one victim reported as missing. 

“Relevant authorities are closely monitoring the situation,” DPMD director-general Chatchai Promlert said Friday. “We also watch out for possible dangers from landslides.”

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