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Bangkok likely to be inundated: Thai PM Yingluck

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BANGKOK, 25 October 2011 (NNT) – Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has indicated the likelihood of Bangkok being inundated as the massive runoff from the North is expected to reach Bangkok while every effort has been prepared and made to minimize the future impact.

In her national address today, Ms. Yingluck said the water levels are now higher than the flood walls could protect the dry areas. The capital city could be submerged if the barrier could no longer withstand the force of the water.

According to the premier, riverside communities stand the highest risk while the levels of inundation will vary in those situated in and outside of the barriers depending on how effective the water management is in an area.

Ms. Yingluck yesterday visited the giant tunnel with the Bangkok Governor, the Army Chief and Defense Minister. The move was to get every sector to involve in solving the crisis.

Read more: NNT

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