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Overnight rains cause massive flooding in Bangkok

Oct 14. 2017
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By The Nation

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Heavy rains lashed Bangkok past midnight on Friday and continued into the early hours of Saturday, leading to flooding on many Bangkok roads.

At around 7.30am on Saturday, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s Drainage Department issued a plea on its Facebook page, urging Bangkokians who have no urgent business to stay home as many roads are still inundated.

At 8am, the Drainage Department said 32 flooded spots in Bangkok were yet to be drained while water had subsided at 23 other spots.

Phra Nakhon district received the heaviest rainfall – 203.0 millimetres.

The flooded areas included Si Ayutthaya Road from the Phya Thai intersection to the Urupong intersection and Rama VI Road.

Rajaprarop Road, Ratchavithi Road, the Din Daeng area and nearby Vibhavadi Road were also flooded.

At 8am, many roads were still inundated, including Vibhavadi Soi 3 to the Lat Phrao intersection. Sedan cars could not pass the section of the road and several cars suffered engine breakdown.

Several vehicles had to be parked on the far-right lane next to the road island and on the Don Muang Tollway before the Din Daeng exit.

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