Fourteen dead in southern Thailand flooding
Days of torrential rain and flooding have killed at least 14 people in southern Thailand, with authorities declaring much of the region a disaster zone, the government said on Tuesday. Heavy rains have lashed the central part of Thailand’s south for much of the last week, including the popular tourist draws of Krabi and Koh Samui island, affecting some flights and ferry services.
Railway services have also been suspended south of Nakhon Si Thammarat province after floodwaters covered the train line there. The rains are unusually heavy for this time of year, with most of Thailand usually experiencing a cooler, dry period from early November – part of a three month long peak tourist