Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra orders faster draining of Prachin Buri but more flood problems loom including likely widespread rain from typhoon Wutip | Bangkok Post: news

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Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has ordered officials to accelerate the drainage of Prachin Buri floodwater into nearby rivers. 

Wutip (Cantonese for "butterfly") will make landfall on Monday in Vietnam, and weaken to a tropical depression by the time it drifts over Thailand on Tuesday - but will likely cause heavy rain over a wide area.

Ms Yingluck on Sunday led a delegation to inspect the Krapor Yai sluice gate in the province's Kabin Buri district, which has been ravaged by floods.

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