Residents of the Thai capital Bangkok to flee from the flood

Residents of the Thai capital Bangkok to flee from the flood danger zone

Due to the expected flood, the Thai government announced a five-day holiday for the residents of 21 provinces, including the capital. Thousands of people began to leave their homes in Bangkok on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

Water gradually filled the 12 millionth city after the Chao Phraya River overflowed its banks. In a state of emergency shut down schools, offices, government buildings. Number of evacuees is growing every day and has more than 7,500.

During the three-month flooding in Thailand millions of homes destroyed, about 370 people died. According to neighbors in Myanmar killed 106 villagers, and in Cambodia — more than 240.

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