Freak waves batter south-west Thailand

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Shops, hotels  and extensive sections of two seawalls were badly damaged in Krabi and Phang Nga provinces after severe waves and rainstorms hit Thailand's south-west coast, reported The Nation.

On Sunday (June15), high waves pounded the shore at Khao Lak, damaging local business premises at Bang Niang beach.

Thai Visa Forum user Keestha posted this photo of Bang Niang Beach, Khao Lak

Thai Visa Forum user Keestha posted this photo of Bang Niang Beach, Khao Lak. 

Meanwhile, a 300-metre-long section of seawall on Nopparat Thara beach and parts of a seawall on Tham Phranang beach at Railay Bay in Krabi were hit by bad weather on Monday (June 16).

Tourist numbers in Krabi have reportedly shrunk by 20-30 per cent, while visitors have been warned not to swim in the sea and small boats remain moored onshore.

Source: The Nation