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30 more villages in Phayao hit by floods

Aug 18. 2018
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By The Nation

A total of 30 villages in six tambon of Phayao’s Pong district were whacked by floods on Saturday morning. Two other villages in the province’s Chiang Kham district were earlier reported struck by flood damage.

Pong district chief Sit Wongman said the Khuan and Ngim rivers in his districts had overflowed, triggering floods in 30 villages in six tambon – Tambon Ngim, Oil, Pong, Na Plung, Khuan and Khun Khuan.

The floods damaged some 2,500 rai (400 hectares)of farmlands, he added.

He said district officials have visited the villagers to survey damages with an eye to future compensation.

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