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Thailand - Flood death toll rises to 104
« on: November 02, 2010, 07:17:00 PM »
Flood death toll rises to 104

The flood death toll since the flooding began in the northern, northeastern, eastern and central provinces on Oct 10 has risen to 104, with the devastation now spreading to the South, the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department said Tuesday.

The department said flooding now  affects 120 districts in 21 provinces, with 4,128,373 rai of farm land under water and about 984,670 households suffering.

Provinces where flooding remains are Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Nakhon Ratchasima, Chaiyaphum, Si Sa Ket, Surin, Buri Ram, Khon Kaen, Kalasin, Maha Sarakham, Ubon Ratchathani, Chai Nat, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Suphan Buri, Ayutthaya, Lop Buri, Saraburi, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani and Chachoengsao.

Flooding has already eased in 17 provinces  - including Phichit, Chiang Mai, Sa Kaeo, Samut Prakan and Nakhon Pathom, according to the department.

in the South, Patthalung and Nakhon Si Thammarat have been declared flood disaster zones and in downtown Hat Yai the floodwater is 2-3 metres deep.

Bangkok Post