- Title: THAILAND: DEATH TOLL CONTINUES TO RISE AFTER FLASH FLOODS.
- Date: 12th August 2001
- Summary: (W3) PETCHABUN PROVINCE, THAILAND (AUGUST 11, 2001)(REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. GV: EMERGENCY VEHICLE DRIVING THROUGH WATER 0.06 2. GV: DEBRIS IN VILLAGE 0.12 3. GV: ROAD SIGN KNOCKED DOWN IN THE FLOOD 0.17 4. GV/PAN/GV: PAN FROM PEOPLE WALKING THROUGH WATER IN THE VILLAGE TO WRECKED VEHICLE/ ANOTHER WRECKED VEHICLE (2 SHOTS) 0.31 5. GV: PEOPLE STANDING AROUND TEMPLE 0.35 6. GV/CU/MV: VARIOUS OF DEAD BODIES/ WOMAN CRYING OVER DEAD BABY/ RELATIVES LOOKING OVER THE BODIES (4 SHOTS) 1.13 7. MCU: (SOUNDBITE) (Thai) MALE SURVIVOR SAYING: "The water broke in around 4am. It was very fast. Noone could prepare. We had to run for safety. When the water came down the mountain it brought big logs down and they destroyed our house. I carried my child on my shoulders and climbed a tree and luckily the tree didn't fall down." 1.42 8. GV/MV: VARIOUS OF SURVIVORS IN A SHELTER (2 SHOTS) 1.53 9. MV/MCU: INJURED MAN BEING TREATED (3 SHOTS) 2.12 10. GV/MV: VARIOUS OF DESTROYED VILLAGE/ PEOPLE WALKING THROUGH THE MUD (5 SHOTS) 2.44 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
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- Location: PETCHABUN PROVINCE, THAILAND
- Country: Thailand
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- Story Text: The death toll from flash floods which swept through
three remote villages in northern Thailand has risen to 46 and
79 others are still missing.
Police and rescue officials in Thailand said on Sunday
(August 12) the death toll from the flooding in the north
could rise further with so many people missing.
Flash floods on Saturday (August 11) wiped out several
villages in Petchabun province, about 345 km (215 miles) north
More than one hundred people were injured when flood
waters swept through their homes. Many locals were asleep when
the waters hit.
The force of the water swept up cars and trees and washed
The death toll now stands at 46, with police reporting 79
people still missing.
Relatives had the grim task of identifying bodies on
Saturday -- this mother clutching here dead baby, one of the
youngest victims of the flood.
Survivors said there was no warning before the water hit.
"The water broke in around 4am. It was very fast. Noone
could prepare. We had to run for safety. When the water came
down the mountain it brought big logs down and they destroyed
our house. I carried my child on my shoulders and climbed a
tree and luckily the tree didn't fall down," said a survivor.
Dozens of homes have been destroyed with more than 2
thousand residents forced to flee their homes, many spending
the night in makeshift shelters.
Emergency teams are continueing to search through the mud
and debris for those still missing.
Although the flood waters have now receded, the weather
bureau has warned nothern provinces to brace for more
torrential rain over the next few weeks.
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