25 Sep '11, 10am

Angry Thai flood victims destroy sandbag barrier (AsiaOne)

Angry Thai flood victims destroy sandbag barrier (AsiaOne)

The Nation/Asia News Network Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 More than 500 flood victims in Chai Nat yesterday demolished sandbag walls that officials had erected to limit the amount of water flowing into neighbouring Suphan Buri province. "We have lived with floodwater for a month now. We can't put up with this any longer," said a flood victim who identified herself only as Kung. She and her comrades at first closed the Wat Sing - Uthai Thani Road in Mueang Chai Nat district to force officials at the Phon Thep Irrigation Project to come out and negotiate with them. However, after the officials refused to come out, the local flood victims simply demolished the sandbag walls. "The first floor of local houses are flooded. Have you thought about people whose houses have just one floor? Three locals have drowned. Our children are suffering from athlete's foot," Kung said. The project's c...

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