• Short Summary

    Eight people have been drowned and about four hundred thousand driven from their homes in monsoon floods hitting northern and central Thailand.

  • Description

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    GV Flooded street in Bangkok as traffic attempts to move (2 shots)
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    2.
    GV Campus of Ramkamhaeng University with grass under water and Buddhist Shrine completely cut off
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    3.
    GV Temporary boat terminal in campus ready to transport passengers through the floods (2 shots)
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    4.
    GV Of child floating on tyre
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    5.
    GV Women and children waist deep in water
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    6.
    GV Students enjoy themselves waist deep taking photographs
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    7.
    GV Group of people carry belongings to safe ground aboard rowboat
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    8.
    GV Canal boats picking up passengers in flooded areas (3 shots)
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    9.
    GV Fire engines and pumps on highway to airport helping to clear the roads (3 shots)
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    Background: Eight people have been drowned and about four hundred thousand driven from their homes in monsoon floods hitting northern and central Thailand. The rice growing central plain has suffered heavy damage together with thousands of homes, schools and roads.

    SYNOPSIS: Further south, in the capital Bangkok, traffic was brought to a crawl as the busy streets began to resemble the canals on which much of the city's industry is based.

    A Buddhist shrine was completely cut off. It's the centre of worship for thousands of students at bangkok's Ramkamhaeng University. The University campus was probably the worst affected area of the capital.

    Though some children found the situation amusing it wasn't such fun for those in a hurry.

    Heavy down pours are commonplace in the rainy season but the scenes were something new for amateur photographers.

    All boats were commandeered to ferry belongings to higher ground.

    Even Thailand's famous canal boats, normally used for selling produce to markets along the river or ferrying tourists to watch the trading, because part of emergency operations. Some sprung leaks under extra pressures.

    Dozens of fire engines and pumps were transported under great difficulty to the main highways outside the city in an attempt to clear surface water.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACDLE1LXZ3B6MCICFLWWGZP7R4
    Media URN:
    VLVACDLE1LXZ3B6MCICFLWWGZP7R4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/10/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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