08 Nov '11, 6am

Thailand's energy minister says Bangkok flood crisis likely to last another month

Thailand's energy minister says Bangkok flood crisis likely to last another month

Thailand's energy minister said the flood crisis in Bangkok is likely to drag on for another month, as authorities issued another evacuation advisory in a northern neighbourhood and floodwaters inched further into the city's heart. -- PHOTO: REUTERS BANGKOK (AP) - Thailand's energy minister said the flood crisis in Bangkok is likely to drag on for another month, as authorities issued another evacuation advisory in a northern neighbourhood and floodwaters inched further into the city's heart. Energy Minister Pichai Naripthaphan said, however, that floods may finally begin to subside in the capital by mid-November, according to a government statement late Monday. Top officials and experts have given varying estimates of how much Bangkok would flood and how long the threat would loom over the city, with some claiming several weeks ago the biggest window of danger to the spraw...

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