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Nearly 1300 houses damaged after week of ‘freak storms’

The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation says that summer storms have damaged 1,293 houses in 24 Thai provinces. And one person has been killed as a result of the storms, primarily in the north-east and central provinces.

The storms have hit the 24 provinces between March 5-8.

The director-general, Chayapol Thitisakdi, says summer storms have hit 189 villages in 57 districts of  24 provinces in the North, North-east, Central and as far south as Chumpon.

According to Thai PBS, one villager was killed by a lightning strike in Chacheongsao, directly to the east of Bangkok.

Mr Chayapol says the department is coordinating with local authorities to distribute primary aid and assistance to affected people.

 

Tanutam Thawan

Local Thai journalist speaking fluent Thai and English. Tanutam studied in Khon Kaen before attending Bangkok’s Chulalongkhorn University.

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