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Don Mueang residents OK “Big Bag” dyke repairs

BANGKOK, Nov 14 – Disgruntled residents of Bangkok’s Don Mueang district finally agree to allow repairs to giant sandbag “Big Bag” barriers they dismantled earlier to release floodwater from the area, said Pol Gen Pracha Promnog, director of the Flood Relief Operations Centre (FROC) on Monday.

Gen Pracha disclosed the agreement after some sections of the 1-2 tonne sandbag barriers were dismantled Sunday by angry residents affected by surging floodwater. The flood-prevention dyke implemented to slow the deluge from overflowing into inner Bangkok meant higher water for those on the other side of the barrier.

Read more: MCOT


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