Shoe seller loses millions in damages after warehouse floods in Bangkok

A Thai businesswoman who sells trainers says she has lost millions of baht in damages after her warehouse in Bangkok flooded last night. In a TikTok clip, the woman cried and apologised to her customers.

Heavy rainfall which began yesterday and continued through the night caused flash flooding in several areas of Bangkok and surrounding provinces, disrupting traffic, education, and business.

The shoe seller posted a clip on her TikTok account @mameawFLS of hundreds of pairs of shoes floating in a flooded warehouse in the Ram Inthra area of Bangkok.

The businesswoman, crying, said the building flooded so quickly that she was unable to save a lot of her produce. She asked customers who have already paid to please be patient as their deliveries would most likely be late. The clip gained traction quickly on social media and netizens expressed their sympathy.

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Floods in Bang Khen, Lak Si, Huai Khwang and other areas of Bangkok and Pathum Thani were severely affected by floods, with hundreds of people abandoning their vehicles to wade home through the water.

Minister of Defense Prayut Chan-o-cha ordered all military units in Bangkok to mobilise themselves to deliver water pumps and help drain floodwater in affected areas. Army vehicles were sent around the capital to help move stranded people out of flood zones.

Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt livestreamed floods in the Bang Khen area on Facebook and helped to push vehicles through the water to safety.

Heavy rainfall and flash flooding have occurred all over the country and are expected to continue until Friday, according to Thailand’s Meteorological Department.

SOURCE: Prachachat

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Leah is a translator and news writer for the Thaiger. Leah studied East Asian Religions and Thai Studies at the University of Leeds and Chiang Mai University. Leah covers crime, politics, environment, human rights, entertainment, travel and culture in Thailand and southeast Asia.

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