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Ubon Rathathani Train Service Suspended Due to Flooding



Ubon Ratchathani train station has decided to halt services for the whole day
UBON RATCHATHANI – The railway track in Ubon Ratchathani was inundated, forcing all 10 railway services to be suspended as the track was deemed impassable.

The huge amount of rainfall over the past two days has caused the Moon river’s tributaries in Ubon Ratchathani to overflow and flood the railway for 200-300 metres at Ban Hong San-Ban Thon in Bung Wai subdistrict.

The track was under almost 50 cm of water so the Ubon Ratchathani train station has decided to halt services for the whole day.

In Nakhon Ratchasima, rain has continued for a third consecutive day.

Ayutthaya flooded by one metre of water

The area around the Chalermphrakiat Stadium, the venue for the final match of the 17th Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship, was under high flood water.

A huge crowd of the volleyball fans have weathered the rain and flood to buy tickets to cheer the Thai team who meet Japan in the final match.

In Sa Kaeo, three days of rain has caused forest runoff from Pang Sida National Park to cut Nong Waeng  bridge off on Road no. 348, Aranyaprathet-Ta Phraya.

The water has also flooded four border villages in Khok Sung, causing damage to the farming cultivation areas of some 600 households.

Meanwhile, Water levels in this central province’s rivers continue to rise by 20-30 centimetres/day due to continued rain.

Provincial disaster prevention and mitigation office chief Udomsak Khaonuna spoke of water overflowing the riverbanks on the Chao Phraya and Noi Rivers on Friday.
Three districts have been flooded, affecting 152 villages and 5,100 households. In some parts of Bang Ban, Sena, Phak Hai districts, water levels are as high as more than one metre. Local residents have been using boats to travel.
Meanwhile, in the western province of Prachaub Khiri Khan, subdistrict administrative organisation chief Pansak Chaiyai said authorities in the provincial seat are monitoring damage caused by incessant heavy rain and strong wind.

Nineteen households and some farming areas along the Tenasserim Range near the Thai-Cambodian border have so far been affected by the rain.-MCOT

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