Mae Hong Son woman’s body found in flood debris

Breaking News September 25, 2017 14:11

By The Nation

The body of a woman, who was swept away with her eight-year-old son by floodwaters when flash floods hit a tribal village in Mae Hong Son’s Mae La Noi district on Saturday night, was retrieved from under a pile of debris on Monday morning.

After the retrieval of 54-year-old Suda Banpotdilok’s body seven kilometres from the flood-hit Ban Mae La Ngew village at 11am, disaster-mitigation team of 20 soldiers continued to comb the area searching for her son, Thanachoke Banpotdilok.

The mother and son were reported missing on Sunday morning following flash floods that also damaged two houses and a car.

In Mae Sariang district, 337th border patrol police unit head Niran Chairat reported on Monday that his team could not reach Ban Mae Ler (Moo 2), which had also been affected by floods, to provide aid to villagers as the road was still impassable.

Meanwhile, Ban Mae Ler Border Patrol Police School teachers led residents in cleaning the school and surveying the damage, which also affected three homes.

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