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Traffic chaos as tropical storm hit Bangkok’s inner zone

Bangkok’s commercial and financial districts turn chaotic scenes when tropical storm hit the capital late this afternoon, causing traffic chaos, power blackout in vast areas after fallen power poles, trees, huge billboards blocked many major roads.

storms cause chaos in BangkokThere were a number of injuries and damages when power poles fell on passing vehicles and flying billboards and roof tiles fall on passersby.

Tropical storm lashed several commercial districts of Bangkok, knocking down several power poles, uprooting several trees, and paralysing sky train services.

Hardly hit was reported in Rajadamri area in front of the Royal Thai Police headquarters.

Several big trees in front of the police headquarters on Rama IV, Wireless, Chidlom, and on Rajadamri roads were uprooted, blocking traffic on these roads.

One fallen tree fell on the elevated sky train route obstructing the sky train service on the Silom route unable to enter Siam Square station.

Thousands of commuters were stranded at various stations of the route.

Meanwhile the rainstorm also knocked down several power poles in Lang Suan, Sarasin, and Ploenchit damaging passing vehicles, and causing traffic in the area and connected roads to a complete standstill.

Many areas also reported fallen power poles, uprooted trees, fallen billboards when tropical storm began hitting the heart of the capital at 3 pm.

Traffic police said they expected worst traffic jams after office hours when office workers return home the evening.

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