3 killed, over 62,000 evacuated as floods hit Thailand
13 evacuation points opened for affected families, says Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department
At least three people were killed, while more than 62,000 others evacuated as a result of heavy rains in southern Thailand, authorities said on Monday.
In a statement, the country’s Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department said heavy rains since Jan. 4 has affected thousands of families in Narathiwat, Pattani, Yala and Songkhla provinces.
“To date, three fatalities were reported, while two others were injured,” it said.
The department said 13 evacuation points were opened and the rescue teams are given the task to help the victims of floods and care for affected families.
Officers also brought water pump machines to the flooded areas to speed up drainage process, it added.
*Writing by Rhany Chairunissa Rufinaldo from Anadolu Agency's Indonesian-language service in Jakarta.
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