Her Royal Highness Princess Ubonratana gave moral support to southern flood victims and wished that the situation to return to normal as soon as possible.

In a statement posted in her Instagram, the princess said that she had to cancel her trip to Nakhon Si Thammarat to visit her To Be Number One members scheduled on January 10 because of the flooding crisis.

However, she said she was concerned with and had sympathy for the victims and would like to lend moral support to the flood victims. She added that she wished that the situation would return to normal soon.

Meanwhile, the Department of Public Disasters Prevention and Mitigation reported that six people died from flooding in nine southern provinces since January 1.

Altogether 2,507 villages in 68 districts of Phatthalung, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Yala, Narathiwat, Pattani, Songkhla, Trang, Surat Thani and Chumporn are flooded, added the department.

The Nakhon Si Thammarat airport was temporarily closed today and Saturday due to heavy flooding.

Meanwhile, the State Railways of Thailand announced that only five south-bound trains are operational each day and all of them will stop at Chumporn railway station as the final destination.

The five trains are: Bangkok-Surat Thani special express train, Bangkok-Sungai Kolok rapid train, Bangkok-Nakhon Si Thammarat express train and Bangkok-Nakhon Si Thammarat special express train.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

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