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Korat dam discharge floods farms, houses

Korat dam discharge floods farms, houses

Relief effort under way after canals overflow banks

Houses downstream from the Lam Phra Phloeng Dam in Pak Thong Chai district of Nakhon Ratchasima are under water after a dam discharge caused canals to burst their banks. (Photo: Prasit Tangprasert)

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Water discharged from the Lam Phra Phloeng Dam caused flooding in Pak Thong Chai district of Nakhon Ratchasima overnight, with floodwater rising to the roofs of many one-storey houses.

Rescue workers on Friday boarded flat-bottomed boats to distribute relief supplies to affected people in flood-hit areas in the district after the water level at the dam exceeded its storage capacity, prompting officials to accelerate water discharges.

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