14 Oct '11, 5pm

Floodwaters covers about a third of #Thailand, now threatens #Bangkok #floods

Floodwaters covers about a third of #Thailand, now threatens #Bangkok #floods

Bangkok Strengthens Defenses As Floods Close In Date: 14-Oct-11 Country: THAILAND Author: Panarat Thepgumpanat Workers protect their factory in the event of more flooding in Pathum Thani province, on the outskirts of Bangkok October 12, 2011. Photo: Reuters/Chaiwat Subprasom Workers and soldiers raced to finish defensive walls around inner Bangkok on Thursday as floodwater that has covered about a third of Thailand threatened the capital. At least 283 people have been killed around the country by heavy monsoon rain, floods and mudslides since late July and in the past week industrial zones north of Bangkok have been inundated, adding to the damage to the economy. After a meeting with ministers, army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha told reporters that flood barriers in three vulnerable locations in Bangkok had almost been completed. "We talked about evacuation plans to help people ...

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