DailyTimes | 18 dead as torrential rains submerge Thai south

18 dead as torrential rains submerge Thai south

18 dead as torrential rains submerge Thai south

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: Heavy rains continued to hammer Thailand's flood-ravaged south on Saturday, bringing the death toll up to 18 and leaving thousands of villages partially submerged, authorities said.

The flooding, which was roof-high in some areas, has affected nearly one million people in ten southern provinces since it started a week ago, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. At least 18 people have died and one is missing, it added, with the rains turning roads into rivers, inundating farmland and damaging more than 1,500 schools in the region.