Bangkok Residents Evacuate as Flooding Spreads

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As monsoon-triggered floodwaters continue to spread across the Kingdom of Thailand, residents in the capital city of Bangkok are being forced to evacuate their homes.

Tuesday, a train service carried hundreds of evacuees to safety. The railway is elevated and able to move slowly through the water.

"If everything goes as planned, there will be more relief," Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra told reporters in Bangkok Tuesday.
The floods that started in late July have killed nearly 400 people and displaced 110,000 others.

So far, the waters have spread to 63 of the country's 77 provinces, destroying millions of acres of crops and forcing thousands of factories to close.

"It will take at least three months to revive the country," Yingluck predicted.

The prime minister said the government had already set aside $2.6 billion to rebuild.

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