Thailand: Bangkok residents flee floods as river threatens to burst banks

Guardian: Thousands are fleeing Bangkok after the city's governor ordered residents of three districts to evacuate and breaches in dykes allowed floods to spread through the capital. The central government has declared a five-day holiday from Thursday, encouraging many to leave the city. A naval official warned that Bangkok's main river is likely to overflow its defences on Saturday, when high tides are expected to merge with the heavy runoff from further north. The floods are the country's worst for......

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