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Thailand: Flash Flood: 2006/05/23 Country Information on DRR

Period 2006/05/23
Country or District Thailand
Event Type Flash Flood
Outline Heavy monsoon rains unleashed flash floods and mudslides in northern Thailand which killed at least 10 people, left 47 missing and thousands homeless, officials said on Tuesday.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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BBC NEWS 2005/05/24
More than 100 people are feared dead after floods caused by heavy rains in northern Thailand, officials have said. At least 27 bodies have been found so far, according to government figures, but the death toll is expected to rise much higher.

BBC News 2006/05/24
At least 27 bodies have been found so far, Rescueteams in helicopters are trying to reach thousand of people still stranded in thesr homes.

Reuters AlertNet 2006/04/23
Unusually heavy rain at the start of the monsoon lashed deforested hills, causing flash floods -- some of them three metres (10 ft) deep -- which swept into cities and towns in four provinces, they said.


Flooding of northern Thailand Observed by the Advanced Land Observing Satellite \"Daichi\"