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Flood victims left in the lurch after aid hold-up

Calls to local bodies for help go unanswered

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Flood-affected residents in Kabin Buri district of Prachin Buri have blasted provincial and local authorities for ignoring their plight. 

A man wading through floodwater in Prachin Buri’s Kabin Buri municipality laughs as he reads a placard with a message, ‘‘This flooded house is not for sale, but will be given away for free’’. Many residents of Kabin Buri have complained about slow state assistance after being badly hit by flooding. THITI WANNAMONTHA

Sawai Rattanawan, 55, a resident of soi Paisanee community in Kabin municipality, said yesterday residents were suffering their worst flooding in 40 years and state assistance has not reached them. The municipality had given the residents food coupons instead of food, he said.

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