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Flooding in Tachilek causes heavy losses

Aug 25, 2008 (DVB), Around 100 million baht in business and property were lost by traders due to flooding caused by heavy rain on the Thai-Burmese border area between the towns of Tachilek and Mae Sai.

A merchant in Mae Sai told DVB that the water level of the Mae Sai creek between the two towns started to rise rapidly from around 3am last Thursday, flooding Tachilek-Mae Sai bridge (2) and shops in the markets on both sides of the creek.

"About 100 million baht of property and business were estimated to have been lost in the floods caused by heavy rains from the mountains," the merchant said.

"A lot of market stalls were submerged by the flooding and no one was able to save them as it happened early in the morning."

Reporting by Naw Noreen

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