Storm warnings as typhoon enters Vietnam

Floodwater at Wat Thammathanwanaram and surrounding houses in tambon Lam Moon, Nong Sung district of Nakhon Ratchasima on Wednesday. The forecast is for heavy rain throughout Thailand over the next three days, as Typhoon Molave moves into Vietnam.(Photo: Prasit Tangprasert)

Flooding was reported in six provinces on Wednesday, with heavy rain and flash-flood warnings for all five regions into Friday, as Typhoon Molave moves into Vietnam.

The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation said flooding triggered by days of heavy rain and runoff had hit 2,299 villages in 140 districts of 34 provinces across the country since Oct 7.

A total of 88,346 households were affected by the flooding, which claimed five lives (one each in Chanthaburi, Trang and Prachin Buri) and injured 3 people in Sing Buri, with…

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