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Reconsider Bangkok trip, travelers told

Manila, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has issued a travel advisory asking travelers to Bangkok, especially those who will undertake non-essential travel, to reconsider their trip in the light of the flooding situation in Thai capital.

The DFA, noting information coming from the Philippine Embassy in Bangkok, bared that the flooding situation in the city “is changing very rapidly.“

“No one is certain what would happen between today and November 1, when the flooding is expected to peak due to the high tides and the large volume of water flowing from the northern provinces through the Chao Phraya river, which is now traversing Bangkok itself,“ the Embassy said.

It added that top officials of Thailand have asked residents to move their belongings to higher ground in preparation for possible flooding.

Transport services have been suspended in some parts of Bangkok. The bus and train stations have been jammed by crowds of people attempting to leave the city. (Ellson A. Quismorio)