2011-10-31 08:44:26

Central Bangkok avoids worse of the flooding in Thailand

Central Bangkok appears to have survived floods which have devastated the country, as clear weather begins to set in over Thailand. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on Monday the economic heart of the country should be spared. The Prime Minister also said it should take three months to rehabilitate industrial areas in the north of the country. Nearly 400 people have been killed in months of floods, the lives of more than two million disrupted, economic growth has been set back. But the danger is far from over. The run-off is still flowing down from the north and swamping new neighbourhoods and there are growing fears of water and mosquito-borne diseases.

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