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Flash flooding hits Mae Sot

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At least 20 communities in Mae Sot, in the northern province of Tak, are being hard hit by floods following heavy rain in the region on Sunday, reports said. 

Tak governor Suriya Prasartbandit on Tuesday led provincial officials to visit and hand out packed rice and dried food to flood affected people in Pracharak and Jog communities, where the water is reportred to about one metre deep.

Mr Suriya said about 191 millimetres of rain fell on the Mae Sot area, on the border with Myanmar, during Sunday's downpour, causing flash flooding in tambons Mae Ku, Pha Daeng, Mae Sot, Mae Tao, Mae Kasa, Mae Pa and Sai Luad.

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