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Lampang district swamped by worst floods in 185 years

Aug 04. 2020
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By THE NATION

Heavy rains and flooding caused by tropical storm Sinlaku have inundated Wan Nua district in Lampang province.

Sinlaku is expected to caste a rainy spell across the nation.

Wang Nua is experiencing its most severe flooding in 185 years. Several buildings, including houses and local government offices, are inundated, with floodwaters as high as 1.5 to 2 metres in some places.

Photo credit: Wang Nua Rescue

On Monday (August 3), Wang Nua Rescue posted on its Facebook page photos of the rescue staff helping students and monks at Wat Ban Mai School located in Wang Nua district.

Some students were found waiting for assistance on roofs of pickup trucks. The photos were taken around 4pm.

Photo credit: Wang Nua Rescue

According to Wang Nua Rescue, 66 students, monks, and novices were rescued after being stranded in waters chest high.

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