Lampang villages ravaged by storm, 100 houses damaged

Lampang villages ravaged by storm, 100 houses damaged

Officials inspect one of the houses damaged by a storm ravaging Sop Prap district of Lampang province on Wednesday. (Photo by Assawin Wongnorkaew)
Officials inspect one of the houses damaged by a storm ravaging Sop Prap district of Lampang province on Wednesday. (Photo by Assawin Wongnorkaew)

LAMPANG: A strong thunderstorm hit seven villages in Sop Prap district of this northern province on Wednesday morning, causing extensive damage to houses and other property.

Sop Prap district chief Panomporn Tuikat said the storm started at about 7.30am and developed into a whirlwind. It ravaged seven villages: Samai, Den Samai, Chua Tai, Samai Chai, Samai Seri, Nam Long Santisuk and Den Napha in tambon Samai.

The whirlwind swept away the roofs of 109 houses. Hardest-hit was Den Napha village where 37 houses were damaged.

Village heads were instructed to examine the damage and report to the district office so that materials for house repairs, particularly roof tiles, could be provided for those affected, Mr Panomporn said.



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