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Heavy rain caused traffic to grind to a halt on the Mittraphap Highway between Muang district and Pak Chong.

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The worst flooding in 50 years has caused homes to be evacuated and led the provincial governor to declare 15 districts in Nakhon Ratchasima province disaster zones.

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The flood spared almost nothing in its path. Hundreds of vehicles were ruined.

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More than 20,000 rai (3,200 hectares) of farmland has suffered under the deluge of rain.

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The flood was a blessing in disguise for some. Villagers caught fish swept inland by the rain.

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Many people were injured by strong tides that swept them away. Villagers were forced to hold on to safety ropes in order to walk through flooded street.

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Travel by road was almost possible. Boats became the last resort to flee the flood zones.

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The flash flood reached a critical level, leading the army to deploy soldiers to speed up evacuations.

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More than 100,000 villagers needed help from soldiers to flee the disaster.

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Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and Ong-art Klampaibul visited Nakhon Ratchasima province after the provincial governor requested 100million baht for flood relief.

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Major flooding in Thailand’s northeastern region has meant thousands have had to be evacuated and prompted a local governor to request 100million baht in aid from the government.

  • Published: 18 Oct 2010
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