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Thai Residents Brace Against Rising Flood Waters In Bangkok

BANGKOK,THAILAND - NOVEMBER 4: A city bus take commuters home as flood waters take over the streets moving to the Lat Phrao area, a major shopping and business district November 4, 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand. Over seven major industrial parks in Bangkok and, thousands of factories have been closed in the central Thai province of Ayutthaya and Nonthaburi with millions of tons of rice damaged. Thailand is experiencing the worst flooding in over 50 years which has affected more than nine million people. Over 400 people have died in flood-related incidents since late July according to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. (Photo by Paula Bronstein /Getty Images)

Floods threaten Bangkok trains

January 1, 1970

Advancing pools of filthy water threatened the Thai capital's subway system Monday and surrounded the emergency headquarters set up to deal with flooding that has claimed more than 500 lives nationwide.