26 Oct '11, 8am

Pictures: Bangkok's floods could last weeks: Thai PM

Pictures: Bangkok's floods could last weeks: Thai PM

A man wades through a flooded temple in Bangkok on Oct 26. -- PHOTO: REUTERS BANGKOK (AFP) - Thailand's premier on Wednesday warned a confused and on-edge Bangkok that incoming floods could last for four weeks, as panic buying peaked and rising waters shut down the city's second airport. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra told reporters that the capital's flood barriers might not be able to hold back a mass of run-off water from the north as the country continued to grapple with its worst flooding in decades. 'But I'm 50 per cent confident that the inner zone of Bangkok will not be completely flooded,' she said, apparently toning down her comments from the previous evening when she said central Bangkok flooding was 'highly likely'. The crisis has been plagued by contradictory information from national and local authorities, further confusing the city's 12 million residents...

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