Northern Thailand provinces hit hard by floods

August 26, 2020

Flash floods caused by heavy rainfalls have wreaked havoc on low-lying areas in northern Thailand, government officials said on Tuesday.

Villages, farmland, roads and bridges across the capital district, Sisamrong district, Sawankhalok district and Kong Krailat district of Sukhothai province, about 426 km north of Bangkok, were reported on Tuesday to have been severely hit by flooding.

According to local officials of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, the areas severely affected were reported to be in the capital district of the northern province where 1,300-meter-long riverside embankments and bridges have collapsed.

Government officials and volunteers have used boats to evacuate flood victims from the low-lying terrains.

A few other northern provinces, including Phrae, Nan and Uttaradit, were earlier reported to have been considerably struck by flash floods, following heavy rainstorms over the last few days.