16 Nov '11, 2pm

Bangkok flood waters are receding and the city will be dry in 2 weeks: Bangkok governor

BANGKOK - Flood waters in Thailand's capital are continually receding and all main streets will be dry in two weeks, authorities said today, providing long-overdue good news after months of inundation that killed 564 people nationwide. However, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra later warned that residents in western districts could still be suffering into next year. Some 20 of Thailand's 77 provinces have been hit by the floods since July, mostly in northern and central areas, and more than one-fifth of the country's 64 million people have been affected in some way. The flooding has attracted international attention and scared away tens of thousands of tourists. Many areas remain flooded, especially those to the west and east of Bangkok, and it is still expected to take weeks for all that water to reach the Gulf of Thailand. Run-off spread to some sections of Rama II, a m...

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