Chiang Saen and Chiang Khong hit by floods

Residents in a number of districts of Chiang Saen and Chiang Khong battled flood waters overnight and this morning after a local river broke its banks.

The flooding is said to have affected homes, agricultural land and roads including Highway 1020 (AH3) the main route to Huay Xai in Laos.

Emergency services workers and the Royal Thai Army were on the scene to assist with evacuations, water mitigation and infrastructure repairs.

Water levels were reported to be continuing to rise as of 10 a.m. this morning.