Rachel Harvey on flooded street
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Thailand floods: Fears grow over rising river levels

Water levels in Bangkok's main river hit a new high as residents continued to leave the Thai capital ahead of possible flooding at the weekend.

Officials have warned high tides due on Saturday, combined with the flow of run-off water from inundated central plains, could cause wider flooding.

The BBC's Rachel Harvey says roads are "disappearing under muddy water" and there are growing fears that the river could burst its banks.

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