27 Oct '11, 3am

Tens of thousands of people jam bus stations and highways as they flee flood-hit Bangkok

Tens of thousands of people jam bus stations and highways as they flee flood-hit Bangkok

Tens of thousands of people jammed bus stations and highways to flee Thailand's capital as flood forecasts turned more grim and the first official evacuations were ordered. -- PHOTO: AP BANGKOK (AP) - Tens of thousands of people jammed bus stations and highways to flee Thailand's capital as flood forecasts turned more grim and the first official evacuations were ordered. Floodwaters bearing down on the metropolis of 9 million people have killed 373 people nationwide since July, caused billions of dollars in damage and shut Bangkok's second largest airport. The capital has mostly escaped unscathed, but residents are preparing for flooding that seems all but inevitable. Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra said Wednesday residents of two of the city's 50 districts - Don Muang and Bang Phlat, both already partially submerged - should leave for safer city shelters. 'This is ...

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