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Thailand:Thais destroy flood barriers

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Laaska News  Nov. 15,2011

Angry residents in flooded areas of Thailand have destroyed a defensive wall built by the government to divert floodwater around central Bangkok.

A 5-kilometer wall of sandbags in northern Bangkok prevents water from running south, flooding the capital’s central districts.

But the barriers worsened the flooding in the north of the city.

On Sunday, residents destroyed 10 meters of flood defenses near Don Muang Airport in northern Bangkok.

One woman says her house has been under water for over one month because of the wall. She says residents in her neighborhood are all in trouble.
The floodwater is pouring in through the breached barriers.

The Thai government says it will repair the wall. But experts say Bangkok’s central districts may be inundated if residents break the wall again.


Laaska News.