Photo from Phang Nga Highways Office.
Photo from Phang Nga Highways Office.

Landslide closes road in Phang Nga

Around Thailand August 05, 2017 14:48

By The Nation

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A main road linking Phang Nga to Surat Thani was closed after a landslide caused a big gap early Saturday morning.

The landslide happened at 4am at kilometre marker 27+150 of highway No 401 on Khao Sok mountain, which borders Phang Nga and Surat Thani. It caused part of the road to subside, resulting in a wide gap, Somporn Promjiam, director of the Phang Nga Highways Office said.

Soil under a road section on the mountain slid down the hill following, heavy downpours, he added.

His office has dispatched bulldozers to build a bypass.

Motorists are advised to detour along Highway No 4118 running past Phang Nga’s Tappud district and Surat Thani’s Phanom district