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Flood death toll 112
« on: September 19, 2011, 05:54:49 PM »
Flood death toll 112
The death toll from widespread flooding throughout the country has risen to 112 with two still missing, Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department deputy director-general Prateep Kiratilekha said on Monday.

Twenty-six provinces - Sukhothai, Phichit, Phitsanulok, Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Chai Nat, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Ayutthaya, Lop Buri, Saraburi, Suphan Buri, Nakhon Pathom, Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi, Ubon Ratchathani, Yasothorn, Loei, Khon Kaen, Maha Sarakham, Si Sa Ket, Chachoengsao, Nakhon Nayok, Tak, Sa Kaew and Prachin Buri - are still hit by floods, affecting 1.5 million people in 7,688 villages of 171 districts.

The death toll stands at 112, with two still missing.

Mr Prateep said special attention is now on water levels in low-lying areas in various river basins in Chum Saeng district of Nakhon Sawan; Kabin Buri district of Prachin Buri; Phimai district of Nakhon Ratchasima; Muang district of Ubon Ratchathani; Satuk and Krasang districts of Buri Ram; Suwannaphum district of Roi-et; Maha Chanachai district of Yasothon; Ban Muang district of Sakon Nakhon; Muang district of Uthai Thani; Bang Pla Ma district of Suphan Buri; and Nakhon Chai Si district of Nakhon Pathom.

In the Chao Phraya river basin, water is running past Nakhon Sawan at the rate of 3,935 cubic metres per second and the Chao Phraya Dam at 3,706 cubic metres per second, overflowing low-lying areas of eight provinces - Uthai Thani, Chai Nat, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Suphan Buri, Ayutthaya, Pathum Thani, and Nonthaburi.

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