Evacuation center at Rajamangala Stadium full
The Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) has reported that the flood shelter recently set up at Rajamangala Stadium is now fully occupied. Any additional evacuees will be sent to other shelters in Chon Buri and Saraburi.
Deputy Governor of the SAT Somkid Pinthong indicated that the sheltering center at Rajamangala Stadium at the moment already had more than 1,400 occupants out of its capacity of 1,500. Moreover, another batch of 30-50 evacuees from Don Mueang Airport as well as 30 more from elsewhere are expected to arrive soon.
Therefore, a decision has been made to not accept any more evacuees. From now on, flood victims in need of shelter will have to be passed on to two other sport facilities in Chon Buri and Saraburi provinces.
The occupants at Rajamangala Stadium have been living in the stadium area, athletes’ rooms and the medical science building. The shooting range has recently been opened as additional living space for the evacuees to provide them with more convenience.
BANGKOK, 27 October 2011 (NNT) – Reporter : Surapan Laotharanarit
News Date : 27 October 2011