E-mail this image
Day In Pictures 10-25-11
Thai Dhammakaya monks and volunteers work to fill sandbags to be placed as part of a flood gate at Khlong Rapi Pat on October 25, 2011 in Khlong Luang on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand. The flood gate, approximately 8km long at Klong Rapi Pat, is one of the most critical of the last fortifications preventing flood waters from the North to flow into Bangkok. Around 350 people have died in flood-related incidents since late July according to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. Thailand is experiencing the worst flooding in 50 years with damages running as high as $6 billion which could increase of the floods swamp Bangkok.