Summer storms ravage Thailand, destroying 1,800 properties in 10 provinces

Over the weekend, summer season storms caused intensive damage in the northeast and south of Thailand, damaging roughly 1,800 properties in ten provinces. As a end result, authorities continue to seek for crew members from stricken trawlers off the coast of Nakhon Si Thammarat.
The storms affected 235 villages across Amnat Charoen, Surin, Chaiyaphum, Sakon Nakhon, Ubon Ratchathani, Udon Thani, Roi Et, Kalasin, Surat Thani, and Nakhon Si Thammarat provinces, leading to harm to a total of 1,781 homes all through the nation.
In addition, the search for lacking crew members of fishing boats that were out at sea through the storms continued yesterday. Two navy patrol boats and a helicopter from Wing 7 in Surat Thani joined the mission off the coast of Nakhon Si Thammarat, Bangkok Post reported.
Officials reported that out of the forty eight boats which went out to sea from Pak Phanang district over the weekend, ten capsized due to the storm.
Three people were rescued from the ocean in waters off Pak Phanang district by helicopter. However, one individual was found dead in the Si Chon district, bringing the dying toll from the storms to three as of yesterday.
Meanwhile, in the Tha Sala district, rescue workers managed to save lots of all crew members of three fishing boats which capsized because of the storm.
Out of the sixteen crew members of eight boats that departed Mueang district over the weekend, one died as a end result of storm.
In Fortune , one trawler went out with 4 crew members. Three of them had been rescued, however a missing crewmember was feared useless.
In Surat Thani, ferry services between the mainland and Koh Samui and Koh Pha Ngan stay unaffected, though one ferry docked at a pier took in water, prompting the closure of two piers.
Marine officials instructed Racha Ferry Co to close F1 and F2 piers until repairs were completed to the partially submerged ferry to stop oil from spilling out..

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