Village ravaged by summer storm

Village ravaged by summer storm

The roof of a house at Moo 4 in tambon Na Wa of Khon Kaen's Phu Wiang district was partly blown away by a rainstorm that hit the village on Tuesday night. (Photo by Chakrapan Nathanri)
The roof of a house at Moo 4 in tambon Na Wa of Khon Kaen's Phu Wiang district was partly blown away by a rainstorm that hit the village on Tuesday night. (Photo by Chakrapan Nathanri)

KHON KAEN: A violent summer storm hit a village in Phu Wiang district on Tuesday night, causing heavy damage to houses and other property.

Although the heavy rainstorm lashed Moo 4, or Ban Udom, in tambon Na Wa for only about ten minutes, it was so violent that 48 houses in the small village were left in disrepair.

Son Wongkhamchai, 62, said the storm arrived while she was busy with house chores in the back of the house, while her husband and grandchildren were eating inside the house. The storm swept away the entire roof, blew dust and leaves inside and forced everyone to run for cover. Clothes and other items including electrical appliances were soaked with rainwater.

Nikorn Saensanit, the village chief, said that of the 48 houses, four were totally destroyed. He said other villages nearby had also been hit by the storm.

On Wednesday morning, a number of police officers, administrative officials and volunteers arrived at the village to help repair the damaged houses and clear away debris.


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