11 July 2024

Many residents in Ban Hae sub-district, in the Muang District of Ang Thong Province, had a shock late last night when water rushed into their house through a partially collapsed river embankment.

About 20 metres of the earthen embankment failed, allowing water from the swollen Chao Phraya River to sweep across Village 6 in Ban Hae sub-district.

The water came so fast that most residents were unable to move their valuables to higher ground in time.

Emergency services arrived at the village by boat, to help residents who had become trapped inside their flooded houses, but their efforts were hampered by strong currents and darkness.

The water swept over the Ang Thong-Pa Moke Road and into an irrigation canal, prompting local officials to warn people living along the canal of possible flooding.

In nearby Sing Buri province, overflows from the Chao Phraya River are flooding the Phrom Buri-Sing Buri Road, the Pikul Thong Temple and its surroundings today (Saturday).

At a floating market in Ban Saeng Som of Khanon Luang sub-district in the Bang Pa-in district of Ayutthaya, however, vendors went about their business as usual, welcoming tourists who came by boat, but they have moved their products stores to higher ground to avoid the flooding.