BANGKOK, Thailand - The death toll from Thailand's worst floods in half a century climbed past 500 Sunday, as advancing pools of polluted water threatened Bangkok's subway system and new evacuations were ordered in the capital.
The latest district added to the government's evacuation list was Chatuchak, home to a major public park and an outdoor shopping zone that is a major tourist attraction. The Chatuchak Weekend Market was open but missing many vendors and customers Sunday as floodwaters poured past the market's eastern edge for a second day.
So far, Bangkok Gov. Sukhumbhand Paribatra has ordered evacuations in 11 of Bangkok's 50 districts, and partial evacuations in seven more.