Pasak riverbank collapses in Ayutthaya

AYUTTHAYA, 28 January 2013 (NNT) – A 300-meter long section of the Pasak riverbank in Ayutthaya province has collapsed, prompting mass evacuation by nearby residents.

Head of the Ayutthaya Provincial Administrative Organization Somsong Pancharoenworakul said after an inspection that the collapse of the Pasak riverbank could have been caused by a rapid drop in water level and the heavy use of the river by commercial barges.

Residents living along the riverbank in Nakhon Luang district have been fleeing their homes, in fear of further erosion.

Read more: NNT

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