A heavy rainstorm passing through the north has triggered landslides that closed down a two kilometre long stretch of the Mae Sot-Mae Sariang highway in Tak yesterday, according to Khao Sod. Tak is west of Chiang Mai on the border with Myanmar.
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Five houses and one car were severely damaged but luckily nobody was hurt.
Tha Songyang District Officer Prateep Potiam, together with soldiers and volunteers, had already removed mud and trees uprooted by the storm.
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Flooded roads are slowing down traffic and movement around the Chiang Mai area, and other regions in the north, as a result of the fallout from tropical depression ‘Wipha’ which crossed the North Vietnam coast, heading westward towards Thailand, over the weekend.