Factories and prisons are closed due to flooding in Thailand

Factories and prisons are closed due to flooding in Thailand Natural Disasters

Flooding led to the forced evacuation of prisoners in central Thailand, and forecasts of economic growth through agriculture is not paid off, when large areas were closed.

1,700 prisoners were evacuated from the nearby Ayuthai prison. The area around the prison was flooded two feet of water. From floods also hit the 400-year-old temple of Wat Chai Vattanaram, is a World Heritage Site. A large industrial area, with more than 40 plants, was closed on Wednesday. Projected for this year GDP fell from 4.4% to 3.6%.

According to the service for the prevention of natural disasters in early July floods in Thailand have killed 244 people. Another 167 people in Cambodia and 15 in Vietnam have been victims of the worst floods in Southeast Asia over the past 50 years.

Photo: Sinthana Kosolpradit

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