Sukhothai floods as levees break

Eroded barriers fail, local people rush to evacuate

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Overflow from the Yom River hit the old capital of the historic Sukhothai kingdom early yesterday morning, breaking through eroded levees beneath flood walls to swamp parts of the city.

Officials head by boat to help flood-hit people in Sukhothai municipality yesterday after the Yom River spilled into the area. Water levels reached upto 1 metre high in the city’s main fresh market. PHUBAS FAITES

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