18 Oct '11, 10am

The death toll in Thailand hits 315 as Bangkok rush to shore up flood defences

BANGKOK - Soldiers, civil servants and families worked frantically today to add more than 1 million sandbags to Bangkok's vulnerable northern flood defences after the city's governor warned they were needed to keep waters from swamping the capital. Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra said late yesterday that a 6km flood wall on the edge of the city's suburbs was vulnerable from massive pools of runoff flowing down from the north, signalling the threat to the city was still grave. He said the wall needed to be reinforced by tomorrow night. "Every second counts," said Mr Sukhumbhand, whose call for city residents not to let down their guard contrasted government statements that the flood threat to Bangkok appeared to be easing. At least 315 people have been killed in the worst flooding to hit Thailand in more than 50 years. Monsoon downpours that began in July have inundated two-...

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