One person injured after landslide hits three houses in Thalang

Thalang –

One person has sustained injuries after a landslide hit three houses in Thalang.

The Thalang District Chief Bancha Tanooin reported the landslide today (October 20th) in Soi Pae Tong Kee in the Sri Soonthorn sub-district.

Two houses have been damaged from the landslide. No injuries were found from these two houses. However, another house was totally destroyed from the landslide. One injured person was found at the destroyed house and taken to a local hospital.

The landslide has also blocked a local road. However, residents still have another road to go out from the village. Authorities have assisted locals with cleaning sand and soil from the area as well to prevent more landslides.

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.

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

Landslides on a main road in Kamala have caused traffic headaches as it is being used as one of the detour routes from Patong.


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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.