Second Large Tree Topples Downtown After Heavy Rain

Bangkok’s Watthana district staff remove a fallen tree Wednesday which blocks Sukhumvit Soi 53. Photo: JS100

BANGKOK — A large tree fell and blocked Bangkok’s Soi Sukhumvit 53 as heavy rain lashed the capital Wednesday morning.

The second great tree to come down in less than a week, the tree fell into the soi near the junction with Soi Thonglor 9 just before 8am. No one was injured and local officials dispatched workers to remove it.

Bangkok-centric social media this morning was flooded with images of congested traffic throughout the city after a morning rainstorm hit during rush hour.

Heavy rain will continue to fall in all parts of Thailand except the south through tomorrow, the Meteorological Department forecasts.

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