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Krabi landslide: 12 dead, 30 missing



Krabi landslide: 12 dead, 30 missing | Thaiger

PHUKET: The death toll in the Krabi landslide disaster has risen to 12, while 30 people remain unaccounted for, a Krabi official confirmed to the Phuket Gazette this afternoon.

Khao Phanom District Chief Adminstrative Officer Trithawat Rakmuang said that one of the dead has been identified as 31-year-old Paisarn Chusri.

He added that 24 people have been injured so far.

“Six subdistricts (tambon) comprised of 54 villages are at risk of landslides and flooding, and tambons Na Khao and Kok Han are in serious trouble after landslides there killed people,” Mr Trithawat said.

There are about 1,000 people staying at an emergency shelter at Huay Nam Kaew school and another 400 at a shelter at Wat Tam Kob, both in tambon Na Khao, he said.

“Local organizations have set up in these shelters to coordinate relief efforts and provide food and drink for the refugees,” Mr Trithawat said.

“Right now we can’t call anyone in the areas affected by the mudslides as mobile phone services are down. The water supply is also out,” he added.

“If it stops raining, the situation will improve.”

Donations of food and drink have already begun arriving, he said.

— Atchaa Khamlo


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