Thais wait for water levels to drop

Thailand may see an ease in flooding that is the worst to hit it in half a century, submerging much of its land.

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    People in Thailand are waiting for signs of relief from heavy flooding that has submerged four million acres of land across the country over the past few weeks.

    The country has seen the worst flooding in more than half a century. Thais are now looking forward to a drop in water levels over the next few days so the extensive clean-up operation needed can begin.

    Citing Bangkok's sandbag defences which withstood peak tides over the weekend, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said that while more flooding could not be ruled out, she was optimistic about the situation.

    Al Jazeera's Aela Callan reports from Bangkok.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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