Disaster response personnel rush to help flood-hit Nan


NAN, July 7 — Provincially-based disaster agency workers have been sent in to help residents affected by flash floods in Thailand’s northern province of Nan on Monday.

Provincial Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation under the Ministry of Interior as well as military and administrative staff have helped affected residents in Nan province on Monday after an overnight rain caused forest runoff and flashflooding in several villages.

According to initial reports, five different parts in Bo Kleua district have been significantly affected, with 20 houses under floodwater and two others damaged.

Seven cattle were reportedly swept away while much farmland has also been destroyed.