Tropical storm sweeps Trat, destroys 30 houses and school

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BANGKOK, 11 September 2013 A tropical storm has hit Thailand’s Trat Province, destroying over 30 homes and a school in Muang District. Nine students have reportedly been injured. 

Satree Prasertsin School in Trat’s Muang District was hit by a powerful tropical storm yesterday. Two of the school buildings were destroyed and 9 students were injured and taken to a hospital nearby after suffering wounds from pieces of broken glasses. According to the principal, the damage is estimated at two million baht,adding that he has called for residents in the area to help restore the school.

The storm also damaged more than 30 homes; 3 cars were smashed by a fallen tree. Street signs collapsed and roofs were swept away by strong winds. Fortunately, nobody other than the 9 students in Satree Prasertsin School was hurt.