Thai PM optimistic about flood levels

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With the capital partially underwater and residents demanding answers, Thailand's government says the worst floods will soon be over.
Bangkok's flood defences withstood high tides, alleviating some fears.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said water levels will recede after Monday as long as no additional storms strain the barriers.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) THAI PM YINGLUCK SHINAWATRA SAYING:
"Hopefully that the sandbags is quite strong enough, so if sandbags not flow over, it should be ok."
Although parts of the city are flooded, Bangkok can recover quickly, she said.
The rest of the country is not faring as well, as the worst floods in 50 years damage industry and agriculture.
The disaster has killed nearly 400 people across the country since July.
Lindsey Parietti, Reuters

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