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Thailand’s Longest Wooden Bridge May Collapse As Heavy Rain Continues

The Mon Bridge is a well-known vacationer attraction for each Thais and foreigners.

Bangkok: 

The Thai Military was on a vigil on Monday over fears that the nation’s longest picket Mon (Uttamanusorn) Bridge might collapse as rains proceed to batter the nation’s Kanchanaburi province.

Situated in Sangkhla Buri district of Kanchanaburi, the Mon Bridge is a well-known vacationer attraction for each Thais and foreigners.

Colonel Saratvuth Chaisith, commander of the 29th infantry regiment based mostly in Kanchanaburi, advised the media that he instructed his Military to remain vigil because the bridge could collapse underneath the pressure of robust currents within the Songkalia River and an enormous quantity of particles piling up towards its construction, Xinhua information company reported.

The Thai Military has been utilizing motor boats, troops and volunteers to take away the particles, largely tree branches and logs washed out of the jungle and limiting the circulate of water underneath the bridge.

“The pressure of the water will increase and could force the wooden bridge to collapse, as in similar incident on July 28, 2013 when the midsection of the bridge collapsed,” stated Colonel Saratvuth.

Heavy rain has been falling within the Tanasserim mountain vary space, bordering Myanmar, for greater than two weeks, sending runoff from swollen streams into the Songkalia and Runtee rivers, stated the colonel.

He added that his troops are on standby to assist the ethnic Mon folks in Ban Sanaefong and Ban Koh Satoeng in Tambon Laiwo, Sangkhla Buri district, that are the localities most weak to flooding.

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