Tropical storm Mun brings heavy rains, strong winds to Thailand

Source: Xinhua| 2019-07-04 22:48:17|Editor: yan
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BANGKOK, July 4 (Xinhua) -- The Thai Meteorological Department said (TMD) on Thursday that tropical storm Mun which made landfall in northern Vietnam had brought heavy rainfalls and strong winds across Thailand.

However the TMD said the storm has been downgraded to tropical depression with maximum sustained winds about 55 km per hour.

The storm was expected to downgrade to low pressure cell by Friday morning as it continued its course over Laos and north Vietnam, said the TMD.

Many parts of Thailand have been hit with torrential rains with strong winds, causing causing landslides and flooding, said the TMD.

Images from the Thai TV displayed high water level in the Mekong River and damage to a construction site in Nakhon Phanom province. Foundation of a riverbank viewpoint collapsed due to riverbank erosion.

In Mae Sot, Tak Province, dozens of electricity poles tilted after heavy rain slashed the anchor bases, according to the Thai TV.

TV images also showed two utility poles collapsed after soil erosion on the roadside of a highway in Klong Yai district in Thailand's southern province of Trat.