Flood halts Bangkok-Korat trains

The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has temporarily suspended services between Bangkok and Korat, on the northeastern line, because of flooding of the track between Klang Dong and Pang Asoke stations in Pak Chong district of Nakhon Ratchasima province.

SRT governor Prapat Chongsanguan said heavy rain in the district had left the track under at least 12cm of flood water. The service between the two stations had been halted until the water level falls to a safe level.

Some roads in Pak Chong district were also under water and more than 1,000 rai of farmland flooded. 

In Nakhon Ratchsima’s Muang district, the flood was reported to be 30-50cm deep around the Chatchai Hall Gymnasium, where the Asian Women's Volleyball Championship is being held.

Around 3,000 people queued up Friday morning to buy tickets to see the semi-final matches, in which Thailand will meet China and Japan clash with South Korea on Friday afternoon. The matches were to start at 4pm.

A motorcyclist negotiates a flooded road near Chatchai Hall in Nakhon Ratchasima, where the Asian Women's Volleyball Championship is being held, with Thailand to meet China in a semi-final on Friday afternoon.

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