17 Oct '11, 6am

Flood threat to Bangkok eases, but officials warn crisis isn't over yet

Flood threat to Bangkok eases, but officials warn crisis isn't over yet

The flood threat to Thailand's capital appeared to have eased on Monday but officials warned the crisis was not over as military and civilian authorities battled the worst inundations in decades. -- PHOTO: REUTERS BANGKOK (AFP) - The flood threat to Thailand's capital appeared to have eased on Monday but officials warned the crisis was not over as military and civilian authorities battled the worst inundations in decades. Three months of heavy monsoon rains have deluged around one in three provinces in central and northern Thailand, causing floods several metres deep in places and leaving around 300 people dead. Tens of thousands of people have been forced to seek refuge in shelters as rising waters swallowed homes and businesses and shut down industry. Flood Relief Operation Command (FROC) said in a statement it was 'confident flood waters will not reach Bangkok', with wa...

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