Tropical melancholy Mulan triggers flash floods at Thai-Myanmar border cities

BANGKOK: Heavy rains from tropical melancholy Mulan induced flash floods on Saturday (Aug 13), with cities on the Thai-Myanmar border submerged after rising water ranges breached an earthen dam in Myanmar’s Shan state, native media reported.

The flood water, which had largely receded on Sunday, inundated greater than 2,000 households in Mae Sai township in Thailand’s northern Chiang Rai province in addition to Myanmar’s Tachilek border city, native media Thai PBS reported.

A Thai official mentioned an earthen dam situated 37km north of the border was breached since Friday inflicting waters of the Sai river to rise quickly and triggering the flood.

“The dike alongside the river that used to maintain water ranges below management had been breached and water overflowed into the streets and other people’s houses,” Narongphol Child-arn, the mayor of Mae Sai, mentioned.

“In some elements, the water was at waist and chest ranges,” he mentioned.

Thai PBS footage exhibits reduction personnel wading by means of flooded streets to distribute meals to folks stranded of their houses in Mae Sai. There have been no experiences of casualties.

Individually, Thailand’s Nationwide Water Command Centre on Saturday issued a warning that heavy rain in Laos may trigger water ranges within the Mekong River to rise by as much as 2m between Aug 14 to 18.


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