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Photos, like these from Nava Nakorn yesterday, are a big help in understanding the news. And if you read their captions (explanations) you can improve both your understanding and your vocabulary. 

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Nava Nakorn in photos and words

The latest news from the Nava Nakorn Industrial Estate in Pathum Thani is not good. Water has continued to pour in and today even though who had hoped the flood could be contained have begun to evacuate.

Photos are a big help in understanding the news and if you read their captions (explanations) you can improve both your understanding and your vocabulary. Look carefully at each of these photos take yesterday by Bangkok Post photographers at the Nava Nakorn Industrial Estate.

Read the captions to find out what each photo is about and look for vocabulary you don’t know. You can often guess the meanings from the photo. There is also a word list with English and Thai explanations at the end.

A Chinook helicopter lowers a shipping container to try to slow the massive flow of floodwater into Nava Nakorn Industrial Estate in Pathum Thani as efforts to salvage the estate intensified yesterday. The government has urged workers and nearby residents to evacuate as the estate is vulnerable to rising floodwaters. WEERAWONG WONGPREEDEE

An aerial view of Nava Nakorn Industrial Estate in Pathum Thani, the latest flood casualty. SURAPOL PROMSAKA NA SAKOLNAKORN

Workers at Nava Nakorn Industrial Estate form a human chain in waist-deep floodwater to assist fellow workers who fled and inundated factory inside the industrial estate in Pathum Thani yesterday afternoon. THITI WANNAMONTHA

A worker wades through waist-high floodwater near Nava Nakorn Industrial Estate in Pathum Thani as large pumps get to work. THITI WANNAMONTHA

A man holds on to a fence as the strong torrent sweeps through Nava Nakorn Industrial Estate in Pathum Thani. THITI WANNAMONTHA

Traffic in Pathum Thani's Khonlg Luang area is bogged down by knee-deep floodwater PHONGTHAI WATTANAVANITVUT

A stream of workers starts evacuating from Nava Nakorn Industrial Estate in Pathum Thani. THITI WANNAMONTHA

People help stack a sandbag wall to block floodwater from entering Pahon Yohthin road in Pathum Thani's Khlong Luang district. HONGTHAI WATTANAVANITVUT

industrial estate – an area of land where industrial companies have their buildings นิคมอุตสาหกรรม
pour in – to flow in or enter in large amounts ไหลเข้า
contain – to prevent from spreading; to keep within limits จำกัด,ควบคุมไว้
evacuate – to cause to leave a place because it is not safe เคลื่อนย้ายออกจาก
improve – to make better  ทำให้ดีขึ้น
container
– a large metal or wooden box of a standard size in which goods are packed so that they can easily be lifted onto a ship, train, etc. to be transported ตู้บรรจุสินค้า
massive
– very large ใหญ่มหาศาล
flow
– the continuous movement of a liquid in one direction การไหล
salvage
– to save something from being lost completely กอบกู้
intensify
– to strengthen เข้มข้นขึ้น
urge
– to advise someone very strongly about what action or attitude they should take ผลักดัน, กระตุ้น
vulnerable
– easily damaged or harmed ซึ่งถูกทำลายได้ง่าย
aerial
– (of a photograph) from a plane or helicopter ภาพถ่ายทางอากาศ
casualty – victim; someone/ something that has been harmed, injured or killed as the result of a bad event such as a disaster or crime เหยื่อผู้เคราะห์ร้าย
chain – a series of connected things or people โซ่
waist – the middle part of the body that is narrower than the parts above and below   เอว
fellow – used for talking about people who are similar to you or are in the same situation  เพื่อนร่วมชะตากรรม
fled (past of flee) – escaped; left an area very quickly because of a danger there หนีไป
inundated – flooded ถูกน้ำท่วม, จมลงใต้น้ำ
wade through – to walk with an effort through something, especially water or mud ลุย เดินท่องน้ำ หรือ โคลน
torrent – a large amount of water flowing rapidly and violently กระแสน้ำเชี่ยว,การไหลพุ่
sweep through – to move or spread quickly through an area; to move something or someone with powerful force  เคลื่อนไปอย่างรวดเร็ว, พัดพาเอาไป
bog down – to prevent from moving easily or making progress  ชะงัก, พบกับความยุ่งยาก
knee – the joint between the top and bottom parts of the leg where it bends in the middle หัวเข่า
stream – people moving in large numbers in a continuous flow
evacuate – to leave a place because it is not safe อพยพออกจากพื้นที่
stack – to put objects neatly on top of each other making a pile วางตั้งซ้อนกัน, กองซ้อนกัน

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