Thursday, October 27, 2011

Bangkok flood worsened

Bangkok flood worsened

As of Thursday morning, the floodwater was continuing to rise in northern and western Bangkok. On Vibhavadi-Rangsit Highway, the inundation had spread to Wat Lak Si, located about 200 metres from the Don Muang Tollway ramp.

The water level was about 50 centimetres high.

On Phaholyothin Road, the floodwater from Future Park Rangsit shopping mall to Don Mueang Airport also continued to rise, shutting down traffic.

The overflowing water had also started to inundate Bhumibol Hospital.

A section of earth dyke at Don Mueang Airport collapsed, prompting emergency pumping in order to safeguard the headquarters of Flood Relief Operations Centre.

In Thon Buri, workers were unable to complete the repairs of dykes at two major canals, Masawat and Thawi Wattana, due to the strong water flow.

The inundation at Wat Puranawas rose to 2.4 metres, prompting the emergency evacuation of monks and flood victims residing at the shelter inside the temple.
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