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Thailand's prime minister says flood threat may last 6 weeks, 110,000 people displaced
BANGKOK (AP) ' Thailand's prime minister says the country's catastrophic floods may take up to six weeks to recede.
Yingluck Shinawatra also said in a weekly address to the nation Saturday that the crisis had displaced more than 110,000 people from their homes.
The government said the death toll had risen to 356.
Excessive monsoon rains have drowned a third of the Southeast Asian nation since late July, and over the last two weeks the government has struggled to prevent the inundation from pouring through Bangkok.
Districts just outside the capital's northern boundaries have been submerged for days. Since Friday, rising waters have caused minor flooding in Bangkok's outskirts.