Floods severely batter historic Ayutthaya, former capital of the Kingdom of Siam

Flooding causes havoc October 9, 2011 in Ayutthaya,

Thais wade through the waters using an inner tube as flooding causes havoc October 9, 2011 in Ayutthaya, Thailand. Photo: Paula Bronstein / Getty Images. Published under Creative Commons by: dany13 / flickr.

AYUTTHAYA, Oct 15 – More than 50,000 homes, 100,000 rai (40,000 acres) of rice fields, industrial estates and historical sites in Thailand’s old capital, 80 km north of Bangkok, have been damaged by recent floods, according to governor Witthaya Pewpong.

He said the Chao Phraya and three other rivers which run through the province from the North — the Noi, the Pasak and the Lop Buri – have overflowed.


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