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Thailand waits to see if capital Bangkok will be inundated by water

According to AP:

As of late Saturday at least, the alarmed metropolis of glass-walled condominiums and gilded Buddhist temples remained unscathed, and authorities were confident it would narrowly escape disaster.

"We just hope it doesn't go higher," said Sawat, a 38-year-old construction worker whose home had the misfortune of being inside the vast sandbag wall, which runs at least 2.5 miles along a canal in Rangsit, just north of Bangkok's city limits.

A group of U.S. Marines arrived Saturday to help assess the situation and what help could be offered by the United States.

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