People flee floods in Thailand's capital

  • 27 October 2011
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A five-day emergency public holiday has started in Thailand to allow people there to flee the floods.

After months of rain, hundreds of families are now leaving the capital Bangkok.

Some parts of the city are nearly completely under water and flooding is expected to get worse, with riverbanks in danger of collapsing.

Earlier today Newsround spoke to a man who lives in Bangkok who's been handing out food, water, medicine and candles to people in need.