Traffic congestion hits Bangkok as Thais rush to buy black clothes

Published on 18 Oct 2016 12:30:16 PM

Certain routes in Bangkok, Thailand were heavily congested over the weekend due to the influx of Thais rushing to purchase black clothes due to the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Oct 13.
With the nation in mourning, demand for black attire has surged, with many stores and vendors selling these items like hotcakes.
Some of the roads affecting by the traffic snarl include those near Bobae Market and Pratunam Market.
Apart from markets, throngs of people are also rushing to department stores to purchase these clothes.
Traffic police have warned motorists to allocate more time for travelling or to use public transportation instead.