Flash flood hits Lampang village

Flash flood hits Lampang village

Flood debris piled high in muddy Pang Pong Pang Sai village in Hang Chat district, Lampang, on Tuesday morning after an overnight flash flood caused by heavy rain and runoff from Doi Khun Tan National Park. (Photo: Assawin Wongnorkaew)
Flood debris piled high in muddy Pang Pong Pang Sai village in Hang Chat district, Lampang, on Tuesday morning after an overnight flash flood caused by heavy rain and runoff from Doi Khun Tan National Park. (Photo: Assawin Wongnorkaew)

LAMPANG: A village in Hang Chat district was hit by a flash flood late on Monday night after heavy rain fell on nearby Doi Khun Tan National Park.

Tipawan Saelinwong, the chief of Pang Pong Pang Sai village in tambon Wiang Tan, said runoff from  the hilly national park flooded Huay Mae Tad stream, which rose quickly and overflowed its banks.

The floodwater poured through the village, which has about 20 households.

Startled residents woken by the torrent scrambled to save their belongings from being washed away. 

After the rain ceased, the water in the stream receded to a normal level on Tuesday morning, leaving the village clogged with mud, uprooted plants and tree branches.

Residents counted the cost of the damage, and faced a major cleanup.  

Mrs Tiwapan said she would report the full extent of the damage to the district office.



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