Eight people evacuated from landslide on Rang Hill in Phuket Town

Phuket Town –

Eight people were evacuated at night from a landslide on Rang Hill in Phuket Town.

Rescue workers were notified of the incident after midnight (October 20th) at accommodation on Kor Sim Bee Road at Rang Hill in Talad Nuea in Phuket Town.

The rescue teams arrived at the scene to find the landside across Rang Hill Eight people including an elderly individual were evacuated from the area with some difficulty.

The Mueang Phuket District Chief Suwit Suriyawong inspected the area this morning and promised to recover and repair the damaged homes and vicinity (October 20th).

Many landslides have been reported across the island.

Heavy rain for many hours has caused landslides in Kamala, Patong, and Kathu which also brought down power poles.

A landslide on a major road in Phuket has caused significant traffic delays.

Residents in Kamala in Phuket are still suffering from flash floods when sand and soil invaded their homes.

A house of a priest in Kathu has suffered from flash floods and landslides even as more rains hit Phuket overnight, complicating efforts to clean up from weekend flooding called the worst in decades by some local residents.

Another landslide on a major road in Phuket has blocked a whole lane in Rassada, Mueang Phuket, which has caused traffic chaos.

A road leading to Patong Hill from Kathu in Phuket is now being temporarily closed after it started to collapse from a landslide.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.