Tropical Storm Inundates Thailand, Kills 2 So Far (Photos, Videos)

Emergency officials rescue a child using ropes and large buckets after he and his family were flooded in for two days Sunday in Phitsanulok province.

PRACHINBURI — At least two deaths have been blamed on a tropical storm that has flooded several provinces in the north, northeast and central regions since Friday.

Doksuri moved into Nan province from Laos over the weekend after devastating the central coast of Vietnam last week, where it was blamed for at least nine deaths and widespread damage.

Wimon Suriya, 59, drowned in front of her home after falling into the floodwaters at midnight on Monday in Kabin Buri district, Prachinburi province. Her son, Wathit Srijarat, 49, found her floating face down after he came back from work. Watchirawit Sikaew, 23, died early Saturday morning in Phitsanulok province after a tree fell on the motorcycle he was riding.

Altogether the storm has caused flooding in 10 Isaan provinces including Loei, Udon Thani, Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buriram and Ubon Ratchathani. Five central provinces and eight in the north – including Chiang Mai, Lamphun and Sukhothai – have also seen flooding.

Thirty-six provinces nationwide will see up to a 60 percent chance of rain through tomorrow, meteorologists said Monday.

Emergency officials rescue a grandmother and her two grandchildren after they were flooded in for two days Sunday in Phitsanulok province using ropes and large buckets.

Local rangers move logs in a forested area Sunday in Mae Fah Luang district in Chiang Rai after the rains triggered a landslide.

Roi Et province Sunday, where locals say a school has been flooded in for more than 45 days and crop fields are starting to rot from the floodwaters.

In Nakhon Phanom province Friday, a row of more than 20 power lines crashed, causing a car accident and local electricity to go out.

 

Roads flooded over a meter high Saturday in Kalasin, stranding hundreds of drivers as they waited for the waters to recede.

A 30-year-old fig tree after falling on top of several houses Saturday in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya.

Ukkrit Kaikam, 48, injured in a road accident caused by heavy rains Saturday in Lampang province.

 

Wimon Suriya’s house, where she drowned Monday morning in Prachinburi.

Residents receive emergency supplies after three days of flooding Sunday in Satun province.
Flooding Sunday in Lampang province.

 

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