One killed in hailstorm in Thailand

A hailstorm that ravaged Chaiyaphum's Kaeng Khro district from Friday evening until yesterday morning killed one resident in her 40s and damaged 100 homes, four schools and state offices, an informed source reported.

Tambon Kaeng Khro Municipality officials were yesterday dispatched to help affected residents and assess the damage and propose a disaster-aid budget.

Villager Chuchat Phumanee of Tambon Chong Sam Mok said his 42-year-old wife Wanida was killed by falling bamboo trees during the storm on Friday night while they were trying to get a car parked near the trees.