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Thai Residents Brace Against Rising Flood Waters In Bangkok

BANGKOK,THAILAND - NOVEMBER 1: A Thai monk makes his way on a small boat in the dirty waters at the flooded Laksi temple November 1, 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thousands of flood victims have been forced to take shelter at crowded evacuation centers around the capitol city. Hundreds of factories have been closed in the central Thai province of Ayutthaya and Nonthaburi. 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.