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The southern provinces down from Champhon to Ranong and Narathiwat in the deep south are still hard hit by heavy to very heavy rains and subsequent floodings and flashfloods with most village roads and sections of main highways impassable for all vehicles.

south_ravaged-by_floodsHardest hit today is reported in Champhon with all roads in Lang Suan district under deep water and all schools closed.

Road from Champhon to Ranong is also under deep water and impassable for all vehicles.

Landslides were reported on the roads and highway officials warned motorists of unsafe passage.

Authorities in Ranong also asked all small boats to remain at piers as the sea is turbulent and high waves of up to four metres could pose danger for sailing.

In Nakhon Si Thammarat, one car was washed away by flashfloods as driver tried to wade through a flashflood passing a road in Thung Song district.

The car sank into deep water.

It was not immediately known how many people were in the car.

Authorities said that in Nakhon Si Thammarat, continuous rainfalls triggered forest run-off, causing flood in three districts. Many roads have been under water as deep as almost a metre deep.

In Phraprom district, roads outside Ramkhamhaeng University, Nakhon Si Thammarat were submerged.

A bridge was damaged in Ron Phiboon district, leaving villagers stranded in their houses.

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