Bangkok swamped, residents flee

Thousands of residents in Bang Phlat and Bangkok Noi district near the Chao Praya river in western Bangkok are leaving the Thai capital, which were flooded since last weekends.

Flash floods and landslide caused by the heavy monsoon rain and overflowing dams in northern Thailand since late July have killed a total of 356 people and affected about 9.1 million people according to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation.

Thailand is experiencing the worst flooding in 50 years. The damages to date are being estimated as high as USD 6 billion and expected to increase as the floods swamp Bangkok.