Popular Songkhla waterfall closed by storm damage

Workers cut and remove fallen trees at Tone Nga Chang Wildlife Sanctuary in Hat Yai district in Songkhla on Wednesday, in the wake of Tuesday night's flash storm. (Photo and video by Assawin Pakkawan)

SONGKHLA: Swirling storm winds have blown down many trees and damaged buildings at Tone Nga Chang Wildlife Sanctuary in Hat Yai district, and the famous waterfall has been closed to the public for at least three days to allow a cleanup.

Wildlife sanctuary chief Isaraphun Boonmas said on Wednesday the storm on Tuesday evening had brought down 42 trees and damaged six buildings and three visitors' vehicles. 

It was the worst damage since it was declared a wildlife preservation area in 1978, he added. (continues below)

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