Pattaya Daily News

10 September 2012 :: 11:09:11 am 66453

Mudslide Collapses Lamphun Railway To Chiang Mai

A torrential mudslide in Lamphun province collapsed a Doy Khuntal railway. Service is suspended for 10 days along the northern route to Lamphun and Chiang Mai. The heavy rains in northern Thailand resulted in the mudslide, which also blocked access to a Khuntal village and park.
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CHIANG MAI – September 8, 2012 [Pattaya Daily News]; heavy rains caused a mudslide that cascaded about 50 meters down a slope in Lamphoon province. The mudslide from the top of Doy Khuntal created a 50-meter deep abyss that eroded the foundation beneath a major railway.

The mudslide occurred between Khuntal station and Thachomphoo station at Baan Khuntal Moo 8 Tambon Tapladook, Amphur Maetha, km 684 landmark 9.

Train service was temporarily halted in the northern route from Khuntal station to Lamphoon and Chiangmai. Officials rushed to inspect for damages and prepared equipment to repair the railway. It was estimated to take approximately 10 days to finish the repairs and resume railway service.

The ruinous mudslide also buried the road to Khuntal park and the entrance to Khuntal village Moo 8. To help move the earth quickly, a backhoe was brought in by Mr. Niran Danpaibul, the Lord Mayor of Lamphoon Provincial Administration Organization.

The Lord Mayor also assisted to solve the problem of traffic to Jaeson park in Khuntal, which is closed for three days for safety reasons.

Category : Thailand News

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