Sunday, October 9, 2011

ASIA ONE: Thai factories inundated after embankment collapses

Many factories in the Rojana Industrial Park of flood-hit Ayutthaya were heavily inundated yesterday evening after a section of a six-metre-high earth-filled embankment collapsed under high water pressure. Efforts to repair the two-metre-long collapsed section continued into the night. A Honda Automobile (Thailand) factory, which is located right in front of the damaged section, was the first to be hit by the rushing flood waters. The Honda factory was under 30 centimetres of water.