Six Dead As Floods Spark Chaos In Thai South


Six dead as floods spark chaos in Thai south

BANGKOK, Jan 6 (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 06th Jan, 2017 ) - Thai authorities on Friday warned of flash floods across the south as torrential rains lashed the region leaving at least six people dead, delaying flights and disrupting holidays during peak tourist season.

Nine provinces along Thailand's southern tail have been hit by unseasonal rains for nearly a week, with the resort islands of Samui and Phangan deluged, leaving thousands of tourists stranded or delayed.

Six people have been killed and at least 120,000 households have been affected by the flooding across the south, the Interior Ministry said in a statement, where waters have turned roads into rivers and upended rail tracks.

In a statement on Friday the Thai Meteorological Department warned residents and visitors to the south of possible "heavy rain and flash floods" with downpours expected to continue for two more days. Photos circulating on social media showed cars and motorcyclists plying through muddy, waist-high waters.