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Thailand residents paddle through Bangkok as flooding worsens

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A man pushes his boat with a passenger past a shop selling Buddha images in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Oct. 24. Bangkok Gov. Sukhumbhand Paribatra issued a dramatic warning to residents of the Thai capital to prepare for floodwaters to roll deeper into the city from suburban areas already choking under the deluge.

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A general view of highways partially submerged in the floodwaters in Bangkok Oct. 24. More districts of Thailand's capital were on high alert on Monday with floods bearing down from northern Bangkok and authorities faced a race against time to pump water towards the sea and defend the business district.

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Thai volunteers set the place for flood affected people residing at Sports Science Centre inside The Rajamangala National Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, Oct. 24. Some 3,500 flood affected people will be moved from Thammasat University Rangsit campus to Ratchamangkala Stadium, as the university is under water and power and tap water supplies have been cut. Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra warned people in parts of Bangkok to expect floods as water from northern provinces had reached the capital.

The governor of Bangkok issued a dramatic warning to residents of the Thai capital to prepare for floodwaters to roll deeper into the city from suburban areas already choking under the deluge. In live televised remarks late Sunday, Gov. Sukhumbhand Paribatra said a massive amount of water has moved faster than anticipated. Full story.