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Villagers stranded as floods, landslides block access road

Some 2,000 residents in nine villages of Mae Hong Son's Sop Moei district were cut off from outside world on Friday morning as 50cm-deep floodwater covered a large section of Ban Mae Umloh-Ban Sop Khong road making it impassable for vehicles.

Several sections of the road were also hit by landslides, said provincial disaster prevention office head Reungrit Pholdee.
A 30-metre section of highway in Ban Mae Sam Laeb (Moo 1) in Tambon Mae Sam Laeb of Sop Moei was also hit by a landslide at 5am, making it impassable for vehicles. 
Local officials have contacted the Highway Department to bring heavy machines and workers to clear the landslide.

Published : July 27, 2018

By : Tossapol Boonpat The Nation