BMA to provide evacuation assistance to affected communities

BANGKOK (NNT) -- The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will provide assistance to civilians and communities affected by the ongoing standoff between the anti-government protestors and the military forces.

Bangkok Governor MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra will provide 2,000 meals at the Bon Kai community, one of the areas facing a lockdown as the bombing and shootings continue. MR Sukhumbhand revealed that since yesterday evening, areas such as Rama 4, Rajprarop and Din Daeng have faced water and electricity cuts and armed forces have entered the premise.

BMA has been coordinating the evacuation of civilians, however the plan is yet to be executed due to unsafe conditions of the area. MR Sukhumbhand is also trying to coordinate and enable BMA staff to enter the premises, including medical staff and authorities who will assist in evacuating and providing assistance to the victims.

Meanwhile, the BMA has prepared three locations for the victims to seek refuge, such as the Samsen Nok school, which is next to the Huay Kwang police station, Wichuthit school and Wichakorn School. The venues can host up to 1,200-1,300 people, and are fully equipped with utilities.

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