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Authorities warn of electrocution risk as flooding continues in Thailand

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Soldiers drive armoured vehicles through a flooded street as they move them to higher ground in Bangkok on Nov. 2..Thai authorities tried to stem growing anger among flood victims on Tuesday as water swamped new neighbourhoods and the government began mapping out a plan costing billions of dollars to prevent a repeat disaster and secure investor confidence.

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A Thai roadside vendor sits on a platform of her submerged shop in a flooded neighborhood in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Nov. 2.

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A Thai man washes in floodwaters along the Chao Praya river in Bangkok on Nov. 2. Thai authorities warned flood victims of an increased danger of electrocution in densely populated Bangkok and its suburbs as the toll from the worst inundation in decades surged above 400.

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Residents receive water from soldiers as they stand on a flooded street in Bangkok on November 2. Authorities in the Thai capital repaired a damaged flood gate on Wednesday that has become the focus of anger, fear and rivalry between arms of government battling the country's worst floods in decades.

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A boy plays over floodwater along the Chao Praya river in Bangkok on November 2. Thai authorities warned flood victims of an increased danger of electrocution in densely populated Bangkok and its suburbs as the toll from the worst inundation in decades surged above 400.

Apichart Weerawong / AP

Thai flood victims who took shelter at Don Muang airport swim in the floodwater next to a parking ramp in Bangkok, Thailand Wednesday, Nov. 2. Monsoon rains since July have inundated a third of Thailand, costing billions of dollars in damage to submerged homes, businesses and crops. The worst-hit provinces are just north of Bangkok, but floodwaters began swamping districts on the capital's northern outskirts last month.

The flooding is also having a severe effect on the economy in Thailand, for more on the story click here. 

See more images here of the ongoing situation in Thailand as residents try to cope with the floods.