Mahidol Univ orders evacuation of staff and students as water swamps nearby areas
Mahidol University has issued a warning to staff and students at the Salaya Campus to evacuate the site immediately after nearby communities began to flood. The water level is expected to reach 1-2 meters.
Clinical Professor MD Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn, President of Mahidol University, declared that all faculty members and students must leave the Salaya Campus facilities as quickly as possible. He pointed out that surrounding places, including Salaya Municipality and both the Old and the New Markets, had already been deluged by floodwater.
According to the university’s projection, the water might overflow the flood barrier set up around the campus and could become as deep as 1-2 meters in only a few days.
On this occasion, Mahidol University has prepared its campus in Kanchanaburi province to accommodate any staff members and students who cannot return to their homes. The shelter at the campus has a capacity of 600 persons.
BANGKOK, 27 October 2011 (NNT) – Reporter : Surapan Laotharanarit
News Date : 27 October 2011