Soi 50 Sukhumvit was flooded late Monday night by water overflow from the Chao Phraya River that broke through the anti-flood embankment.
The water level in the Chao Phraya River rose to 1.9 metres above sea level during a high tide, pushing up Khlong Phra Khanong, and overflowing a 1.6-metre embankment of sandbags, Deputy Bangkok Governor Sanya Cheenimit told INN News Agency. It quickly flooded the soi, and inundated homes.
The flood was first reported at 8.30pm, with water reaching knee level in some areas. The soi was reportedly impassable for motorcycles and small cars.
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