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    Bangkok's flood caused by high tide (more than two meters water level above average sea level at peak) plus releasing of around 5,000 cubic meters water a second at northern dams due to heavy rain falls.

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    Bangkok's flood caused by high tide (more than two meters water level above average sea level at peak) plus releasing of around 5,000 cubic meters water a second at northern dams due to heavy rain falls. Bangkok is around one meter above sea level and most of low area street in Bangkok is severely flooded. City administration authority mobilizes mechanic soldiers for repairing engine troubled cars at each flooded street and installed drainage pumping system with continuous operation, but they are unable save the city form fold as water level between countless canals and low area streets are even. Boats have become more efficient way of transporting than vehicles at some area. Flood and heavy traffic have made countless potholes at bossiest roads which made traffic jams. Recently it takes more or less two hours to run 25 kos from town to airport due to road damage and high flood. and also situation of telephone communication has been worsen. Local paper reported that more than 3,000 lines are out of order... pls. ref. enclosed paper.

    SYNOPSIS: For the past week, residents in the Thai capital, Bangkok, have ben hit by some of the worst folds since 1942. In the latest flooding, more that half the sprawling city of four-million people was under water.

    The floods, however, are not caused by heavy rain. They're caused by high tides in the Gulf of Thailand pushing water form the swollen Chao Phya River up through the city's drainage system and over the banks of its canals.

    The flooding began at the beginning of the week and reached its peak today. Most residents had to rollup their trousers and walk to work. Many simply stayed away from work altogether. School children were told to go on holidays.

    Even at the best of times, the streets of Bangkok are only about one yard (or metre) above sea level and the city criss-crossed by canals, was once known as the "Venico of the last."

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAP5MN1UVMXONP01JDVP0GEQ90
    Media URN:
    VLVAAP5MN1UVMXONP01JDVP0GEQ90
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/11/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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