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Thailand Floods: Ancient capital Ayutthaya is 'swamped'

The authorities in Thailand are struggling to contain the impact of the country's worst flooding in decades.

The army and volunteers are working to shore up flood defences in Bangkok but there are fears barriers will not hold.

More than three hundred people have lost their lives and a third of Thailand's provinces are now under water.

Rachel Harvey reports from the ancient capital of Ayutthaya, a World Heritage site that has dozens of ancient temples.

  • 20 Oct 2011
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