High Tides Increase Bangkok Flooding

    BANGKOK, THAILAND - OCTOBER 26: Thai residents walk through flood waters on a street in China Town near to the overflowing Chao Phraya river on October 26, 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand. Flood waters are now threatening to disrupt Thailand's tourism industry, as the country experiences it's worst flooding in 50 years. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

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    High tides are testing the flood defenses of Thailand's capital Bangkok, as more areas of the city were flooded Sunday and the Chao Phraya river's water levels rose further. Bangkok's governor said the river had reached a record high early on Sunday, but the sandbag walls have held so far. The flooding—the worst in 50 years—is expected to ease after Monday. "Hopefully, the sandbags are quite strong enough," Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said. "So if the sandbags don't fall over, it should be OK."

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