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Villagers stranded as floods, landslides block access road

Jul 27. 2018
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By Tossapol Boonpat
The Nation

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Some 2,000 residents in nine villages of Mae Hong Son's Sop Moei district were cut off from outside world on Friday morning as 50cm-deep floodwater covered a large section of Ban Mae Umloh-Ban Sop Khong road making it impassable for vehicles.

Several sections of the road were also hit by landslides, said provincial disaster prevention office head Reungrit Pholdee.

A 30-metre section of highway in Ban Mae Sam Laeb (Moo 1) in Tambon Mae Sam Laeb of Sop Moei was also hit by a landslide at 5am, making it impassable for vehicles. 

Local officials have contacted the Highway Department to bring heavy machines and workers to clear the landslide.

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