Wow! An unintended consequence
FARMERS in Chiang Rai province are willing to let their farmland be flooded in order to rescue the 13 trapped footballers even as water drainage operations at the Tham Luang cave have already caused flooding in the low-lying areas.As gratitude for the farmers’ generosity, the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry has promised to pay full compensation to all farmers affected by the rescue operation. The large amount of water diverted from the cave has flooded more than 1,000 rai (160 hectares) of farmland in the low-lying areas. Bua Chaicheun, one of the affected farmers from this unnatural flood, said she was not upset about the damage to her crop and had voluntarily let her farm be flooded to help the rescuers save the stranded footballers in the cave.