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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Thailand : Anger rises in Bangkok's flooded areas

Via Radio Australia, excerpt :

" The good news for Bangkok is that the city centre seems to have avoided the massive flooding that has crippled outlying areas of the Thai capital.

The bad news is that it could be more than a month before the floodwaters recede.

Some residents are angry about the way authorities have handled flood protection and prevention and they want flood barriers opened up to release the water.

The death toll continues to climb. Drowning and electrocution remain the key causes. At least two people have died of the bacterial infection leptospirosis and authorities fear a major outbreak of typhoid or cholera.

Much of the water is now black, slimy and smelly and it may yet take up to 45 days to subside."

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