Flash flood cuts rail line in Phrae


PHRAE, June 10 – Flash flood hits the northern province of Phrae, cutting a railway track and forcing train services to be suspended.

Roads, government offices, temples and houses in Long district have been submerged, with some areas under one–metre deep water.

A section of railway track was swept away, forcing the suspension of train services since 2 am Sunday. Railway workers are fixing it and it is expected to be completed by Sunday evening.

Meanwhile, in the southern province of Trang, flooding in six districts started to recede except in five sub-districts of the provincial seat where the water in the Trang River is still overflowing its banks and inundating wider areas, some of which have been under two metres of flood.