Sattahip Naval Base dispatches amphibious vehicles to aid Korat flood victims

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One of two amphibious vehicles Sattahip Naval Base has dispatched to assist in delivering relief supplies to flood victims in hard-hit Korat.

The Sattahip Naval Base has dispatched two amphibious vehicles to assist in delivering relief supplies to flood victims in hard-hit Korat.

HRH Princess Soamsawalee, whose Princess Pa Foundation works throughout the year to assist flooding victims, asked the Royal Thai Navy to provide the amphibious assault vehicles to deliver supplies to Pakthongchai in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, where the worst floods in 50 years have left six people dead or missing and hundreds homeless.

Heavy rain and an overflowing Lampraploneg Dam left Pakthongchai under as much as two meters of water. And more rain is on the way.

Navy Commander in Chief Adm. Kamthorn Phumhiran ordered the AAVs to the area to deliver relief supplies as conventional vehicles cannot navigate the inundated roads. The vehicles, from the Amphibious Division and Engineering Battalion will assist two flatbed trucks carrying aid from the Princess Pa Foundation and Thai Red Cross.

The supplies will be delivered to individuals after being transferred at central locations to small boats.