The Thai capital city of Bangkok remains on heightened alert , when water level in Chao Phrayah river is likely to rise to 2.60 - 2.65 metres above the sea level between Oct. 29 and 31.

It was forecast that the ancient capital of Thonburi in Bangkok will be inundated in the coming days.

In addition to causing great losses for auto, electronics and agricultural industries, the floodwater also flew into the Grand Palace, the famous pagoda Wat Traimit which is housing a golden Buddha statute weighing 5.5 tonnes, the Vietnamese food market Talat Noi and Vietnamese pagoda Wat Uphairat Bamrung.

The Pentagon said that the US’s guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin will stay at Laem Chabang port for another six days to monitor the situation.

Meanwhile, officials of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Oct. 28 announced to provide 20,000 insecticide-treated mosquito nets for temporary shelters and other areas in flood-hit Thailand in a bid to protect people from dengue fever and other mosquito-borne diseases.

The UNICEF also raised 300,000 USD to help the Thai government deal with the disaster./.