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Death toll from Thai floods tops 200

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Bangkok (AFP) Nov 11, 2010
Devastating flooding across Thailand has left more than 200 people dead over the past month, officials said Thursday.

An estimated 8.6 million people have been affected by the floods, which have submerged homes and damaged farms in 51 of Thailand's 76 provinces, according to government figures.

As the flooding entered a second month, authorities said the nationwide death toll had jumped to 203, while 30 provinces were still affected including 12 in the southern region of the country.

Thousands of soldiers were dispatched to the south last week to help people stranded in their homes in the major city of Hat Yai, home to more than 150,000 people and popular with tourists from Singapore and Malaysia.

Authorities warned Thursday that six other southern provinces could face mudslides and further flooding this week.

Bangkok has been on standby but has so far avoided major flooding.




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Thai floods leave 181 dead
Bangkok (AFP) Nov 9, 2010
Severe flooding in Thailand has left 181 people dead over the past month, the authorities said Tuesday. The government estimates that 7.8 million people have been affected, mainly in the northeast and south, with homes submerged and farmland damaged in what Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has described as "a huge natural calamity". Fifty-one of Thailand's 76 provinces have been hit but ... read more

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