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


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.


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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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