Thailand Floods October 2011 in Northern Bangkok & Ayutthaya


Late 2011 Thailand was hit by the worst rains it has seen for the past 50 years.

The rainy/monsoon season has stretched from July and is expected to ease at the end of October.

Water levels of rivers have overflowed and burst into neighbouring villages causing destruction of many local residents homes and destroying their lives and taking away their possessions.


One of the worst hit areas has been the province of Ayutthaya which it north or Bangkok and also the Ancient City of Ayutthaya, a UNESCO Heritage site founded in 1350.

There have been approx 300 reported deaths from the floods but that figure is expected to rise, with more heavy rain predicted before the end of the month and fear or illness and water borne disease relief is needed in the region.


The photos credited to the following parties:

(Reuters/Sukree Sukplang)
(Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP/Getty Images)
(AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)
(Paula Bronstein /Getty Images)
(Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images)
(Reuters/Chaiwat Subprasom)
(AP Photo)
(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

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