12 Year Old Dies in Chiang Rai Storm

 | Mon 16 May 2016 08:53 ICT

CityNews – A tropical storm with raging winds in Chiang Rai caused damage to many houses this past Saturday. After the storm, the body of a 12 year old girl was found under a collapsed house, severely damaged during the storm. Officials are continuing to explore affected areas and assisting the citizens in suburban areas.

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During the heavy rains and wind storm, about 500 houses were damaged in Chiang Rai, according to a report from the Phaya Meng Rai District. Especially houses which were built of wood with thatched roofs such as the house that collapsed and led to the death of the 12 year-old child. A large tree fell also in a village which caused injuries to many residents and also caused power outages in the area. After the accident, the local government and the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) urgently sent officials to survey the damage and help residents to repair their houses. There are also many areas around Chiang Rai which were affected by the storm currently in the process of being surveyed for damaged and are gathering information to prepare for further assistance.