Six dead in southern Thai floods

Six dead in southern Thai floods
A flood-affected woman ties a fishing net to fish in a flooded paddy field at Sildubi village in Morigaon district of the northeastern Indian state of Assam September 11, 2013. At least 500 villages have been affected in Assam state due to the flooding of the Brahmaputra river and its other tributories, local news reports said. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah (INDIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY DISASTER)

Bangkok:Torrential rain and flooding across southern Thailand have killed at least six people, delayed flights and disrupted holidays during peak tourist season, officials said Friday.

Nine provinces in Thailand’s south have been beset by monsoon rains for nearly a week, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

Six people have been killed and at least 120,000 households have been affected, it added.

The deluge has turned roads into rivers, upended stretches of rail track and delayed flights, including on the island of Samui — a popular tourist destination.