A travel advisory for Thailand and neighbouring Laos has been issued, warning of high risk of landslides.
Key points:A landslide near the border with Laos is being treated as an emergencyEmergency services are searching for the man believed to be trapped in the landslideA police official said the landslide was expected to last about an hour to an hour and a halfThe official added that there were no immediate reports of casualties, but authorities were closely watching the situation for any signs of movement.
The landslides are believed to have been triggered by a landslide near a border crossing at Thonburi in Laos.
Emergency services were searching for a man who was trapped in one of the landslides, a police official told the AP news agency.
“It is not known at this stage if he is dead or alive,” the official said.
“We are closely watching this situation and taking appropriate action.”
The landslide, which is expected to be treated as a local emergency, was reported at about 5pm local time (1300 GMT) on Saturday (local time).
A police officer at the border station in Thon Buri said the man was reported missing.
“There was no other information available, but we are currently looking for the missing man,” the officer said.
Thailand and neighbouring Cambodia have been at the centre of an outbreak of the coronavirus, with many people reporting having been infected with the virus.
More than 1,300 people have died in the two countries since mid-March, with more than 5,500 infected.