Nonthaburi people give ultimatum (Bangkok)

People from many districts of Nonthaburi province have threatened to use force to open the sluice gates to drain the floodwater in their communities out into Bangkok and Pathum Thani, unless the authorities do it for them.

People from Bang Bua Thong, Bang Yai, Bang Kruai and Pak Kret districts of Nonthaburi gathered at the Nonthaburi provincial hall on Tuesday morning hoping for a response to their earlier demand for the opening of canal sluice gates in Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani and Bangkok to reduce the level of the deep floodwaters that have swamped their neighbourhoods since Oct 19.

The people complained that the prolonged flooding was one metre deep in their districts, and even deeper in some areas. The demanded the sluice gates to be opened wider.

Read more in the Bangkok Post

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