An 88-year-old woman died yesterday after her home in Ang Thong province, central Thailand, collapsed on top of her.
The heavy rains were too heavy for the 100-year-old building, located in Bang Chak Subdistrict, Wiset Chai Chan District, Ang Thong, and the roof literally collapsed.
The house was built in traditional Thai style stylish, made on stilts with terracotta tiles.
A monk who went out this morning to receive food offerings noticed the destruction of the building and reported it to the provincial officers.
The elderly woman, Lynchee, was found dead under a wooden post about 6 inches in diameter.
The Meteorological Service announced today that most parts of Thailand will experience heavy rain for four days from tomorrow, especially in the north, northeast and central parts of Thailand. The department urged residents to be aware of the dangers of thunderstorms and high winds. They added that there is also a high possibility of flash floods in different areas.
Media reported this afternoon that some roads in Bangkok were flooded due to a thunderstorm around 11 a.m..
Small cars should avoid using Petch Buri Road, Sri Ayutthaya Road, Itsara Parp Road, Nawamin Road, Rama 6 Road, Pracha Songkhro Road and Borommaratchachonnani Road.
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