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Thailand:Floods threaten outskirts of Bangkok

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Laaska News  Nov. 1 ,2011

Parts of the Thai capital Bangkok were still inundated with floodwater on Monday as the runoff surged closer to industrial estates on the outskirts of the city.

The flooding came within two kilometers of the disaster-relief headquarters in Bangkok after submerging parts of Don Muang airport.

The Thai government has been diverting the water around the city center using drainage canals.

As a result, the water is spreading to the western and eastern suburbs. In the east, the water approached the Bangchan industrial estate, 30 kilometers east of Bangkok, where many foreign factories are located.

Thailand’s disaster-relief headquarters says the situation is under control, and the severe flooding seen in Ayutthaya in central Thailand would not occur elsewhere in the country.

Laaska News.