• Short Summary

    Heavy rains in recent weeks have turned Bangkok's normally chaotic traffic into a nightmare, forcing the city administration to use pumps and pump-boats in an effort to drain floodwaters into the Chao Phya River.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Bangkok flooded, vehicles passing
    0.05

    2.
    SV Stalled car
    0.10

    3.
    GV Traffic ploughing through flooded streets (2 shots)
    0.24

    4.
    GV Flooded streets, people wading through water, sandbags in city streets, people wading through knee-high water (5 shots)
    1.05

    5.
    GV Stranded cattle
    1.07

    6.
    GV Motorcycle on flooded street
    1.13

    7.
    GV PULL BACK Children in local boat
    1.18

    8.
    GV Motorcycle through flooded street (2 shots)
    1.27




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Heavy rains in recent weeks have turned Bangkok's normally chaotic traffic into a nightmare, forcing the city administration to use pumps and pump-boats in an effort to drain floodwaters into the Chao Phya River. Bangkok, already slowly sinking due to subsidence, has been struggling to maintain some semblance of regular life in spite of flood waters swirling through the city. Those vehicles not stalled by the muddy waters have been moving carefully through the water-logged streets, and pedestrians have had to wade through knee-high water levels in order to purchase food. But for some Bangkok residents, the flood is a heaven-sent boon. Young children have been cashing in on the flood byu offering a boat service to water-blocked commuters -- for a hefty fee. Thai officials have advised people not to take off their shoes while braving flood waters because of continuing danger from electric shocks and water snakes.'

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5NBPQ9ULA23IXPQ20QZOO5CVN
    Media URN:
    VLVA5NBPQ9ULA23IXPQ20QZOO5CVN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/09/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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