20 Oct '11, 5am

Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra says floods in parts of Bangkok are inevitable, describes situation as 'national crisis'

Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra says floods in parts of Bangkok are inevitable, describes situation as 'national crisis'

Thailand's premier said on Thursday that it was impossible to protect all of Bangkok from the country's worst floods in decades, describing the situation as a 'national crisis'. -- PHOTO: REUTERS BANGKOK (AFP) - Thailand's premier said on Thursday that it was impossible to protect all of Bangkok from the country's worst floods in decades, describing the situation as a 'national crisis'. 'We cannot block the water forever,' Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra told reporters, adding that the government would choose which parts of the city to allow the water through to minimise the impact. 'We need areas that water can be drained through so water can flow out to the sea,' she said. The government has reinforced the city's floodwalls in an attempt to prevent the floods pouring into the densely populated city from the central plains, which are several metres under water in place...

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