Luang Nam Tha - Nale Road Closed

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An important transport route has been closed and other roads in Luang Namtha province are under repair after continual rainfall over the past weeks, a senior provincial official said yesterday.

The Vice Chairman of the Luang Namtha Committee for Disaster Response, Mr Thongkhoun Amphaengphay, said sustained heavy rainfall had caused flooding on some sections of the main road from the provincial capital to Nalae district. Landslides have also blocked the road in some places, making it impassable.

Provincial authorities decided to close the road after it was considered too dangerous because of the potential for further landslides, and also because vehicles were continually getting stuck and had little chance of reaching their destination, said Mr Thongkhoun. .....

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