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Search goes on for a missing German tourist after flooding on Koh Chang

Search teams have been looking for a German tourists who has gone missing two days ago as flash flood swept through Koh Chang off Trat province.

missing German touristBesides the missing tourist, Mr Pira Iamsunthorn, the district officer of Koh Chang said that flash flood had swept two cars and five motorcycles and damaged two bridges. Ten fishing boats also sank as a result of storm.

As flood situation has eased, Mr Pira said that officials and residents had been engaged in a big cleanup to restore the infrastructure, hotels, resorts and houses so that they could reopen to welcome tourists.

The bridge at Tharn Mayom waterfall is so damaged that a warning has been issued to motorists to avoid using the bridge if their cars weigh more than one tonne.

All waterfalls on Koh Chang have been declared off-limits for the safety of tourists. Red flags have also been put on beaches where waves are strong and perceived unsafe for swimming.

It was reported that about 150 European tourists who had bought a package tour to Koh Chang which included scuba diving had left the island for Pattaya after the flood because diving is impossible.

Thai PBS



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