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Samui island street cleared after landslide

Officials today cleared the street where a landslide incident had occurred at Khao Laem Yai viewpoint, Koh Samui district, Surat Thani province, with traffic being able to resume as usual.

Officials had been informed at 8.30 p.m. on 31st October 2016 that the mountain side had collapsed onto the road surface due to heavy rains, obstructing cars from reaching Mae Nam sub-district, which is an important tourist attraction on Samui island.

The authorities inspected the area and found large rocks from the mountain lying on the ground. Samui Highway authorities then brought equipment and machines to remove a large pile of rocks from the road surface.

The road obstruction caused by the landslide was cleared during the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Koh Samui Chief District Officer Phaiboon Omak has instructed Koh Samui Highway Office to closely monitor the area to prevent a repeat of such an incident. The general public on Samui island have been asked to travel with caution as the island will continue to experience heavy downpours.

NNT

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