Bangkok Airport Chaos – 25/04/2010

FLIGHT DELAYS CREATE CHAOS AT BANGKOK AIRPORT

Hundreds of British tourists are still left stranded at Bangkok’s International Airport.  The aftermath of the volcanic ash crisis has created a huge backlog.  A number of Britons have ran out of money and are living like homeless people.  There was chaos and almost a riot at the check-in counters, as angry and desperate Brits fought to get the next flight out of Thailand…

PHOTO BY ANDREW CHANT PICTURES

PHOTO COURTESY & COPYRIGHT OF ANDREW CHANT PICTURES

Yesterday I spoke to freelance photo-journalist Andrew Chant, who was at Bangkok International Airport amid the chaos.  Andrew commented, ‘There are hundreds of frustrated Brits who are forced to sleep on coardboard mats.  They are genuinely angry, tired and depressed, it is a dreadful sight.  They are not obviously visible, because they are sleeping in the basement of Bangkok Airport.’  Andrew added, ‘They are receiving regular meals from the Thai authorities.’

PHOTO COURTESY & COPYRIGHT OF ANDREW CHANT PICTURES

PHOTO COURTESY & COPYRIGHT OF ANDREW CHANT PICTURES

QUICK CLICK – Full story by the Mail Online World News   

 

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