Flash floods in Samut Prakan, Chonburi as sea levels rise

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Many Samut Prakan residents were hit by flash floods early on Wednesday when sea levels rose. Chonburi province also reportedly faced the same problem.

Many vehicles were stranded under knee-high water in areas close to the Chao Phraya River.

Residents also complained that their belongings were damaged as the water rushed in too quickly. Many houses on Sukhumvit Road were also flooded.

Chonburi province suffered the same problem as many residential and commercial areas suddenly found themselves under 30-centimetres of water.


A farmer’s hard work goes to waste due to bad eyesight

A truck carrying rice landed in a canal in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Phimai district on Tuesday night because the driver was not able to see the road clearly.

Police rescued the driver from the canal and sent him to Phimai hospital for treatment.

Initial investigation showed that the truck was transporting newly harvested rice to a mill.

Even though the vehicle was dragged out of the water safely, more than one tonne of rice ended up falling into the canal. The driver has apparently made a compensation deal with the farmer.