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Hundreds flee homes in Ratchaburi

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Hundreds of locals fled their homes with their belongings to escape fast-rising floodwater from the swelling Mae Klong River in Ratchaburi yesterday. 

Many houses near river banks and in low-lying areas in Ratchaburi were inundated after Tha Muang dam in neighbouring Kanchanaburi began releasing water at 1,400 cubic metres per second into the Mae Klong River, scaring residents.

A high sea tide yesterday morning worsened the situation, with floodwaters rising to over two metres.

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