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MRT carriage leak probably from air conditioners

Water leaking into an MRT train carriage on Tuesday may have come from the air conditioners, not from the heavy rainfall, as earlier speculated.

Ditsapol Padungkul, former president of the Thai Railway Engineering Association, said he discussed the matter with Vithaya Punmongkol, deputy governor (operations) of the Thai Railway Engineering Association.

He quoted Vithaya as saying that the water entering the carriage is likely to have been due to the air conditioners being unable to handle the excessive condensation, caused by high humidity following the heavy rain.

The incident came to light after a video clip showed a passenger sitting in a carriage on a Blue Line train, travelling between Taopoon and Tha Phra stations, using an umbrella to shelter from the water dripping from above.

The clip went viral, with many speculating that it was rainwater, as that day, Bangkok…

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