Postman Somyod Somsamai in flooded area of Bangkok
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Bangkok postman persists despite heavy flooding

High tides and heavy monsoon rains have left several districts in Bangkok swamped by water for more than a week.

But postman Somyod Somsamai is braving waist-deep, leech-infested water to continue mail deliveries in a community near the swollen Chao Phraya river.

As Thailand faces its worst floods for 50 years, he offers a welcome connection to normal life, which has been seriously disrupted for many of the city's residents.

Dimitri O'Donnell reports.

  • 31 Oct 2011
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