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Flooded Din Daeng tunnel closed to traffic 


RAINFALL across Bangkok this afternoon (Oct. 2) led to flooding in many areas with the Din Daeng tunnel badly flooded and closed to traffic, Matichon newspaper said this evening.

Mr. Sansern Ruangrit, head of the telemetry group at Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s Department of Drainage and Sewerage, tweeted that the flooding in this underpass was 20 centimetres high and motorists should use other routes instead.

Netizens shared images of flooding in many areas of the city with stagnant floodwaters still to be drained out while those of Din Daeng tunnel clearly showed that the flooding was so high small vehicles could not pass through.

At 4 p.m. Bangkok’s Flood Prevention Centre said via Twitter that light to moderate rain fell across the city this afternoon with the storm moving in a northwesterly direction.

The heaviest downpour was in Wang Thonglang area reaching 100 millimetres.


The badly-flooded Din Daeng tunnel. Thai headline says, “Din Daeng tunnel closed.” Photo: Matichon

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