NAN — The last missing victim of a mudslide in the northern province of Nan was recovered Saturday evening, bringing the death toll to eight as another avalanche of mud is feared.
The authorities called off the search and rescue operation upon locating Ka Akkara, the eighth member of the Akkara family who died in the disaster. All of the more than 200 residents of the Baan Huay Khab community have been evacuated to nearby temporary shelter.
Narong Inso, the top provincial disaster official, said officers have been deployed to block people from going back in, as bad weather and conditions in the mountain could trigger another landslide. Thunderstorms are forecast for next week.
All workers and officials have been withdrawn from the village, he added.
Access is proving challenging. The evacuation center set up at a school about 5 kilometers from the village is facing a shortage of food and clean water because the landslide cut off several roads, Narong said. Only one route is open to the area.