25 Oct '11, 6am

Thailand declares holidays to cope with flood crisis: BANGKOK: Thailand on Tuesday declared a

Thailand declares holidays to cope with flood crisis: BANGKOK: Thailand on Tuesday declared a

BANGKOK: Bangkok's second airport shut down Tuesday as floodwaters advanced into the Thai capital, forcing authorities to declare a five-day closure of schools and government offices to prepare for the deluge. The cabinet ordered an October 27-31 holiday for Bangkok and 20 other provinces affected by the kingdom's worst flooding in decades, amid warnings a high tide could surge up the capital's main river and escalate the crisis. It made the decision at a meeting in Don Mueang airport in the city's north, which handles domestic flights and has also been doubling up as an evacuee shelter and a headquarters for the flood relief operation. But as the waters that have already flooded several northern and eastern districts of Bangkok closed in, both airlines operating there, Nok Air and Orient Thai, said they were suspending all flights. "Because a lot of water is creeping into...

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