A Thai mahout rides on an elephant spraying water on revellers. Photo: EPA

Drought threatens to put a dampener on Thailand’s Songkran festival as authorities seek to conserve water

  • The annual festival is known as the world’s biggest water fight, drawing hundreds of thousands of tourists, mostly to Bangkok and other cities
  • Festivities in Bangkok will be on a smaller scale because of preparations for the coronation of Thailand’s new king
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A Thai mahout rides on an elephant spraying water on revellers. Photo: EPA
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