Bangkok Tourist Areas Hit With Floodwaters

Major tourist areas in Bangkok are now being affected by the rising floodwaters. According to ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), the Chao Phraya River is currently overflowing from the north and has broken into Bangkok's royal palace and the Emerald Buddha Temple.

"After assessing the situation, we expect floodwater to remain in Bangkok for around two weeks to one month before going into the sea," Thailand's prime minster, Yingluck Shinwatra tells ABC.

Residents of all of Bangkok's 50 districts are preparing to evacuate.

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