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Storm kills man in North

Summer storms in the North on Friday killed a man and damaged two hospitals.

Following one storm, which started at about 6.30pm and caused a four-hour blackout, the body of Prasan Khuenwang, 52, was found in the storm-destroyed house in Muang, Phayao.

Phayao Governor Suchat Kilapaeng said the authority would provide financial assistance to Prasan's family to cover his funeral and the house repairs, while the authority would work with soldiers to repair other homes damaged in the storm.

The storm caused about Bt500,000 in damage to three buildings at Phayao Hospital that housed a kitchen, a water filter facility and a library.

In Chiang Rai another storm caused an estimated Bt500,000 in damage to Mae Lao Hospital.

Public Health permanent secretary Dr Narong Sahametapat yesterday visited the two hospitals, which were providing normal public services. He said eight tambon hospitals had rooves damaged by storms last week.






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