The floods, following three consecutive days of downpour, inundated several districts in the provinces of Nan, Phrae, Lampang and Uttaradit where more than 2,000 people were trapped and forced to climb on the roofs of their houses or in trees in Lablae district.
Rescue teams with boats were deployed to the area to evacuate the stricken residents. A 60-year-old woman was killed and eight others were missing in Lablae and a 13-year-old girl perished in Phrae province, officials said.
Meanwhile in Phrae, Ekkachai Wongworakul, president of Phrae Chamber of Commerce, said that the flooding has damaged many furniture factories which are main business of the province.
"In Phrae, we have middle and small furniture factories which were situated close to one another. They therefore were damaged by the flooding. It is estimated for now that the damage was about Bt30 million," Ekkachai said. Each year the business generated about Bt500 million.
The water also suspended the transportation in the area as many gas station submerged under the water.