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Thai PM Yingluck denies Ayutthaya flood is water mismanagement

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BANGKOK, Feb 8 — Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has rejected possible criticism that the new flooding in Ayutthaya’s Sena district was caused by water mismanagement, but ordered the province’s governor to extend assistance to residents who are affected by the overflowing Chao Phraya River.

Ms Yingluck said that the incident was caused by the normal discharge of water from the Bhumibol and Sirikit dams in Tak and Uttaradit respectively to prevent possible flooding later in the rainy season.

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