Heavy rains cause flooding in Thailand

Heavy rains cause flooding in Thailand
Heavy rains cause flooding in Thailand

The Bangpu industrial zone in the Muang district of the coastal province south of Bangkok has been severely flooded, said Industrial Zone Authority of Thailand (IEAT) Governor Veeris Ammarapala.

Mr Viris said the flooding started around 2 am after a long and heavy downpour. Many roads around the industrial area were flooded, including Sukhumvit, Srinakarin, Puttharaksa and Teparak.

The entire territory of the industrial zone was under water at a depth of about 1 meter, many cars and motorcycles went under the water.

Workers in companies located in industrial zones were unable to leave their factories after the end of the night shift.

Mr. Veeris said that at the request of the authorities, the Quartermain Army Department had sent a large vehicle and soldiers to help move the workers out of the estate.

Water pumps were used to divert water from the estate to a nearby canal.

Outside the Bangpu industrial zone, the Phrueksa 15 residential complex on the Tamru-Khlong Kao road, where more than 3,000 houses are located, was submerged at a depth of about 80 centimeters. Residents tried to defend their property by building a sandbag wall against the flood.

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