China News Agency, Bangkok, October 19 (Reporter Wang Guoan) There have been continuous heavy rains in the northeast and central areas of Thailand recently, causing flooding in some areas.

The National Railway Administration of Thailand said on the 19th that more than 10 railways in the northeastern region were temporarily suspended due to flooding in some sections.

  Affected by the flood, many rural roads in related areas were flooded.

According to data from the Thai Ministry of Transport, as of that day, there were still 27 rural roads impassable.

On October 7, 2021 local time, in Nonthaburi, northern Bangkok, Thailand, the local area was flooded. When the water poured into a restaurant by the river, most people still enjoyed dinner calmly.

  In Nakhon Ratchasima Province, where the disaster was more severe, a well-known local temple was besieged by floods. A statue of a reclining Buddha with a history of more than 1,300 years and some preserved cultural relics in the temple are at risk of being flooded.

The Buddha statue is carved from sandstone and is the largest and oldest sandstone reclining Buddha statue in Thailand.

In order to protect the temple and cultural relics from damage, the local army urgently dispatched troops to support the temple's flood fighting and speed up the drainage of stagnant water.

  The flood also caused the Chao Phraya River to rise.

The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department of the Ministry of the Interior of Thailand has issued an urgent document reminding Bangkok and other places to pay close attention to the rise of the Chao Phraya River and make preparations for flooding in advance.

According to the Thai Meteorological Administration, the amount of precipitation in some areas will increase recently, and it is expected that residents along the Chao Phraya River will be affected from October 23 to 30.

  Bangkok Mayor Asayun stated that the Bangkok City Government has made preparations for flood control, inspecting and strengthening the strength of flood control dikes along the Chao Phraya River. In order to resist the flood at any time and help the people affected by the disaster.

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