The Chao Phraya river flooding large area near Bangkok

PM orders officials to help Samut Prakan flood victims

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered officials to assist residents in a riverside community which was flooded when sea water, raised by a high tide, surged through a dike under construction in Samut Prakan province Thursday night.

Deputy government spokesman, Lt-Gen Werachon Sukondhapatipak, today reiterated the statement, made earlier by irrigation officials, that the sudden flooding in the community of about 50 households at Khlong Dan, Bang Bo district, was not caused by the collapse of the dyke, as had been widely reported.

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