Bangkok braces for floodwaters

Defences being built to protect Thai capital from floods that have killed more than 250 people.



    Thousands of people in Thailand are fleeing their homes as flood waters threaten to engulf entire villages and towns.

    More than 250 people have been killed by monsoon rains in the past two months, and now authorities are working around the clock to stop waters from reaching the capital.

    In areas surrounding Thailand's capital, defences are being prepared.

    The army has been called in to help the city prepare for the onset of floodwaters.

    Al Jazeeras Wayne Hay reports from Bangkok.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    FGM: The last cutting season

    FGM: The last cutting season

    Maasai women are spearheading an alternative rite of passage that excludes female genital mutilation.

    'No girl is safe': The mothers ironing their daughters' breasts

    Victims of breast ironing: It felt like 'fire'

    Cameroonian girls are enduring a painful daily procedure with long lasting physical and psychological consequences.

    Could mega-dams kill the mighty River Nile?

    Could mega-dams kill the mighty River Nile?

    For Ethiopia, a new dam holds the promise of much-needed electricity; for Egypt, the fear of a devastating water crisis.