Flooding in Thailand.
(photo credit: Reuters)
Flood waters as high as 50 centimeters in Thailand crept into one of Bangkok's busiest areas on Friday, as shop-owners pack up their wares and head to higher ground.
Authorities plan to line up thousands of sandbags along the canal that runs into the heart of the capital to block off the water.
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Local media say the government Flood Relief Center has already been forced to move once due to encroaching waters and may have to again.
Thailand's worst floods in half a century have killed 381 people since
July, wiped out a quarter of the main rice crop in the world’s biggest
rice exporter, forced up global prices of computer hard drives and
caused delays in global auto production after destroying industrial