View Full Version : Subways in Bangkok at Risk as Floods

Kanok Karn
6th November 2011, 08:04
Thailand's floodwaters inched toward downtown Bangkok on 5 November, 2011, threatening some subway stations as leaders urged residents not to open defenses set up to divert the waters from the capital.

At least 6 subway stations are on the floodway. Residents have threatened to open the defenses to drain water from their flooded neighborhoods.

"The main problem of solving flood is no longer technical but people," Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

The flooding has killed 442 people, the Interior Ministry said. Of Thailand's 64 provinces, 25 have been affected.

Bangkok is still dry but other parts of the bustling metropolis of 12 million people are inundated.

The flooding has had an enormous business impact as many factories and offices have been under water for more than a month. Affected businesses include Hi Tech Industrial Park, where Canon and Sony own assembly plants.