21 Sep '11, 11am

Severe flooding in Thailand leaves at least 130 dead

Severe flooding in Thailand leaves at least 130 dead

Almost two months of severe flooding in Thailand have left at least 130 people dead, the government said on Wednesday as it stepped up efforts to protect the low-lying capital. -- PHOTO: AP BANGKOK (AFP) - Almost two months of severe flooding in Thailand have left at least 130 people dead, the government said on Wednesday as it stepped up efforts to protect the low-lying capital. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra ordered army and naval boats to be deployed with their engines running while stationary on the Chao Phraya River in the hope that the motion from the propellers speeds up the flow. 'I have ordered 30 ships to be deployed in seven locations across Bangkok and start their engines as soon as possible so we can see a quick result. This will help push water back to the sea,' she told reporters. The floods, which began in the north, have hit a total of 56 provinces, wi...

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