Video: Rain blamed as pick-up driver ends up in the Chiang Mai moat
A video posted on the Facebook page of Chiang Mai radio station 108 showed the recovery operation after a man drove his pick-up into the moat.
The driver was Bunchana Tomklan, 35, who said he was driving along Manee Nopparat Road to the market. He blamed the rain that has been falling heavily in the northern Thai city.
"I applied my brakes as normal," he told Sanook, "But it was slippery and I lost my rear end and ended up floating in the moat".
Luckily he managed to swim to safety before his vehicle started to sink.
Sanook said it took a rescue winch the best part of an hour to retrieve the vehicle that seemed to have gone into the water around 6 am according to the video.
Local officials reminded the public to drive carefully in the wet conditions especially on roads around the city.
Last week two well-known Thai people were killed when a CRV ended up in a klong in the city.
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