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Flood misery for thousands in West

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  • Writer: Piyarach Chongcharoen & Saichon Srinuanjan
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Flash floods and forest run-off caused by tropical depression Gaemi have ravaged several areas in Kanchanaburi and Ratchaburi provinces, affecting thousands of residents and damaging vast agricultural areas. 

Soldiers build a make-shift bridge in a village in Ratchaburi’s Suan Phung district after mountain run-off and heavy rain badly damaged at least six bridges and left dozens of villagers stranded. SUNANT OCHAKACHORN

Several hours of heavy downpours on Monday night resulted in flash flooding hitting three districts of the central part of Kanchanaburi province. Tambon Nong Phai in Dan Makhamtei district was the worst hit, with floodwaters rising to 1-2 metres, a source said.

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