More than 30 people were killed in floods in northern Thailand


BANGKOK, Aug. 18. / ITAR-TASS /. As a result, struck Thailand tropical storm "Nock-Ten" 31 people died and one was missing, the newspaper reported today, "Bangkok Post" referring to the Department of Disaster Prevention.

Prolonged heavy rains caused flooding in 27 provinces of the country. Director General of Vibun Sanguanpong told reporters that from the elements most affected northern districts, including the city of Chiang Mai, one of the largest tourist centers in Thailand. The largest number of victims of the cyclone occurred in the province of Phrae, Mae Hong Son and So.

Overall, in the period from July 25 to the disaster affected more than 818 people, thousands of homes were flooded.

Late last month, a tropical cyclone "Nock-Ten" hit the Philippines, southern China and Vietnam, killing more than a hundred people, and then moved to the territory of Thailand. According to preliminary data, the economic damage from the hurricane exceeded $ 100 million.

Source: Euronews

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