Heavy rain and floods in Bangkok 


After a long week of heavy rain, life in Bangkok is harder than we usually experience. And now, aside from delivering food and other stuff in the rain, some Thai delivery drivers have given themselves the duty to clear Bangkok’s road drainage to decrease the flood levels. 


GrabFood Driver brought out trash with bare hands 


Various provinces all over Thailand experienced heavy rain resulting from the tropical storm Noul. The rain flooded almost every road in Bangkok, leading to jams heavier than usual. 

On 23rd September 2020, One News 31 reported news of a kind GrabFood driver who helped clear trash from a road’s drainage system. 

Thai Grab rider clear drainage

Image credit: @onenews31

The video featured the delivery driver taking pieces of trash from blocking the drain in order to let the water on the road go down. 

Thai Grab rider clear drainage

He just parked his motorcycle aside and did it with his bare hands
Image credit: @onenews31

There was no information on which street this incident happened and who this driver was, but we are absolutely impressed by his actions. 


People’s carelessness and its problems 


Thai netizens left comments under the post. Some people praised the GrabFood driver’s kind heart while others raised questions about the trash problem in Bangkok. 

comments about trash problem

Source

Translation: This is the result of littering and ineffective trash management

comments about trash problem

Source

Translation: Everybody should dispose trash properly in a bin. If not, we will get problems from it later like this. Start with yourself and also encourage people around you to do so

After seeing this video, we should be more conscious of our actions and realise the effects of the city’s trash problem. 

It is not the responsibility of just the state – we have to do our part to solve this problem too.

That way, no one needs to take risks with germs and bacteria in a flood as this driver did in the future. 

Also read: 


Featured image adapted from: @onenews31

Enjoying The Smart Local Thailand? Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for all things Thailand