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Storms batter Krabi coast

Monsoon wind and waves have damaged Koh Kwang beach in Krabi.


Somsak Tabbut, the Baan Koh Kwang village headman in Muang Krabi, inspected the beach this morning. The damage runs all along 800 metres of the beach.

Khun Somsak said: “Every monsoon, each year, strong wind and waves have continued to batter the beach. Before the beach was five metres wide but now the waves have washed it down to 2.5 metres. Some areas of the beach are down to only 1 metre.

“If there is no wall, we believe that the beach erosion will continue until it reaches the road. This is a danger to motorists as the foundations of the road will slowly get eaten away. The authorities should fix this problem urgently.

“There are many five-star hotels along Koh Kwang beach. Lots of tourists visit the beach as it is very beautiful. If this problem isn’t fixed it will damage the tourist trade.”


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