Thailand floods head towards capital

floods in Thailand

One third of Thailand has been affected by heavy flooding, killing close to 300 people, according to Government estimates.

With the waters heading towards the country's capital, Bangkok, residents are busy stocking up on food, water and candles in case they are confined to their homes.

Meanwhile, local officials are busy setting up prevention measures to reduce the risks posed by the rising waters.

Kirsten Mildren of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs is in Bangkok and gave Aditya Mehta an insight into the situation on the ground.

Duration: 2'14''

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