11 July 2024

Two people died, three others were injured and more than 3,200 houses were damaged by summer storms which struck 21 of Thailand’s provinces with gusty winds and rain between last Saturday and today (Tuesday).

At Bangkok’s Don Muaeng airport, the roof of a new bus terminal was blown off and a wall collapsed during heavy rain yesterday. There were no injuries reported as the newly-completed bus terminal was yet to open.

According to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM), more than 2,800 houses in 11 northern provinces sustained damage from flash floods and gusty wind.

One villager in Chiang Rai and another in Tak province were killed. Three others in Tak province also sustained injuries.

Damage was less extensive in other regions, with only three central provinces, two in the eastern region and five north-eastern provinces struck by summer storms during the period.

The DDPM has instructed provincial and local officials to survey and assess the property damage and to provide relief materials to the victims.

People who have been affected by the storms can seek help by contacting the department’s 1784 call centre around the clock or through Line ID @1784DDPM.