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Pak Thong Chai braces for more floods

Pak Thong Chai braces for more floods

Villages inundated as dam overflows

์Nakhon Ratchasima governor Wichian Chantharanothai (centre) leads officials to inspect flooding in Pak Thong Chai district on Tuesday. (Photo by Prasit Tangprasert)

Flood-battered Pak Thong Chai district in Nakhon Ratchasima province was on Tuesday night bracing for another deluge from the overflowing Lam Phra Phloeng dam.

The barrier is full to the brim and discharging 20 million cubic metres of excess water, which is expected to reach much of Pak Thong Chai in the next seven days. Authorities fear it will then wreak further havoc in neighbouring Chok Chai district, which is also heavily flooded.

Almost 50 families in Moo 6 village, in tambon Bor Pla Thong, Pak Thong Chai, were…

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