BREAKING NEWS – Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is confident that Bangkok’s city centre will escape the flooding. Flood protection barriers 2.5 metres high have been build around Bangkok to defend the city centre.
Upon taking off in a helicopter, Prime Minister Yingluck broke down in tears, as the stress of this natural disaster begins to take its toll. Our hearts go out to all the Thai people who are suffering through this tragedy.
The ancient Thai capital Ayutthaya and seven districts in the Nakhon Pathum province were among the very worst hit areas. Thailand is currently facing the worst flooding in 50 years.
Despite the assurances to the people of Bangkok by Prime Minister Yingluck, some Bangkok residents are not so confident. Crazy panic buying has left food shelves empty in certain supermarkets and shops.
Below are links to recent news from Reuters News and Bangkok Post.