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Northern Thailand: "Sea of Mud" damages 20 homes in five Lampang villages

 

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Heavy rains and accompanying mud flows from hillsides during a storm in the southern part of Lampang province in the north of Thailand damaged many houses.

 

Local officials, army and police helped villagers in Sop Prap district where around 20 properties across five villages were damaged. 

 

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No injuries or loss of life was reported, said Daily News, who called the devastation a sea of mud.

 

Sop Prap district chief Noppaporn Tuikat said the storm hit on Saturday.

 

 

Source: Daily News

 

 

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-- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2020-05-11
 
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7 hours ago, missoura said:

Now if we could only figure out why this occurs. This shot came from somewhere over Sukothai. 

 

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I assume the lower ground of the forest was burned down and left without any roots or smaller plants that are able to slow down the water from running down the mountain.

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Burnt land or deforestation... coupled to heavy rains, maybe a lesson learnt too late.

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Several million years ago an ape stood up and walked on 2 legs. It learnt to make tools and harness fire. The same ape today has never learned that to mess with nature and the environment, results in what we have now, with environmental pollution and destruction on land, sea and air.

 

Avarice and ignorance will be the end of mankind.

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20 minutes ago, lonewolf99 said:

Several million years ago an ape stood up and walked on 2 legs. It learnt to make tools and harness fire. The same ape today has never learned that to mess with nature and the environment, results in what we have now, with environmental pollution and destruction on land, sea and air.

 

Avarice and ignorance will be the end of mankind.

And it still happens all around the world, with some very large companies in the lead

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On 5/11/2020 at 9:38 AM, missoura said:

Now if we could only figure out why this occurs. This shot came from somewhere over Sukothai. 

 

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Good pic showing the problem at distance. The forests are so important in many ways and the reduction of them is one driver of climate change. Wet soil and debris up on the elevated slopes is now free to combine with the storm water and then slide, due to lack of tree canopy and roots, which would have previously protected and bound that soil in place.

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