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Slum dwellers despair as Bangkok struggles to fight floods

Many locals blame slum residents for throwing trash into the canals and blocking the waterways, calling for them to be evicted, but there are hundreds of such communities in Bangkok and they cannot all be dismantled.


IN Phrom Samrit, a squatter settlement along a major canal in Bangkok, most of the 300 households live cheek by jowl and have become used to floods after living next to water all their lives. But now their resilience is being chipped away, says Adirak Sangnut, the slum's elected...