Bangkok Flooding Oct 30 | Bangkok Post: multimedia

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This flood dyke at Sam Sen Soi 21 broke due to pressure from the Chao Phraya River. A Froc proposal to extend official holidays has been rejected by the Cabinet.

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Almost 75% of the Bangkok population feels stress over the flood situation, according to an Abac poll. About 64% of respondents refuse to relocate to flood-free provinces because they are concerned about their homes and property.

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This flood wall at the Temple of the Dawn has withstood the Chao Phraya River during high tides. A total of 381 people have been confirmed dead with two people missing due to flooding that has inundated several provinces since July 25.

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Charoen Krung Road in Bangkok's Yannawa district is under more than 50cm of water. The overflow has also inundated Songwad Road in Sampantawong district.

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Floodwaters have inundated Kasetsart University on Phahon Yothin Road in Bangkok's Bang Khen district. The water is about 40cm deep.

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Death by drowning has accounted for 86% of flood-related deaths, according to the Ministry of Public Health, with death by electric shock the second most common cause of fatalities.

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Although the Flood Relief Operations Centre (Froc) has moved to the Energy complex on Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, there are still about 600 flood victims taking refuge at the evacuation centre in flooded Don Mueang airport.

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The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has declared the sub-districts of Chim Pli, Taling Chan and Bang Ramad in Bangkok's Taling Chan district special watch flood zones. Bangkok governor MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra warns residents should be prepared for evacuation at any time.

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Sixteen products have been added to a list of controlled goods to prevent stockpiling and profiteering. They are toilet paper, tissues, buckets, water pumps, batteries, sand, candles, bottled drinking water, toothbrushes, toothpaste, torches, waterproof grout, rubber boots, small boats, life vests and concrete blocks.

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Nakhon Pathom's Buddha Monthon district is heavily flooded due to overflowing floodwaters from Thawee Wattana and Maha Sawat canals. The water level has reached 2m in some areas.

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A selection of photos of flooding in and around Bangkok on Sunday, October 30. Photos by Post Photographers.

  • Published: 30 Oct 2011
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