Thai PM Instructs Immediate Assistance To Flood Victims In Thai South

BANGKOK, Dec 3 (NNN-TNA) – Thai Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, today instructed state agencies, to provide immediate assistance to flood victims in Thailand’s deep southern province of Narathiwat.

Thai government spokeswoman Narumon Pinyosinwat told the media that, Prayut acknowledged the flooding situation in 13 districts of Narathiwat, where 41,369 people have been affected.

Narumon however said, the flood is beginning to recede and should the rain subside, the situation will return to normal within seven to 10 days.

“The main rivers of Kolok, Sai Buri and Bang Nara overflowed to low-lying areas,” said Thongplew Kongjun, director-general of the Thai Irrigation Department. “Sungai Kolok is the hardest hit district, with water level as high as two metres.”

Thongplew said, he had already instructed pumps installed to drain flood water into the Gulf of Thailand.

Schools and police stations located on higher grounds are temporarily providing shelters to flood victims.

State officials and charity groups, meanwhile, are still moving flood victims to safer grounds and providing them with food, drinking water and other necessities.– NNN-TNA