Death toll reaches 15 in Thailand's flood

13:44, October 21, 2010      

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According to a report from Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, there have been 814,406 people affected by and 15 died in flood hitting Thailand during Oct 10-21.

The flood water have affected 21 provinces in Northern, Northeastern, Eastern and Central areas across the country including Phichit, Chainat, Suphanburi, Angthong, Ayutthaya, Rayong, Trat, Sa Kaew, Nakhon Ratchasima, Prachin Buri, Lop Buri, Nakhon Sawan, Chaiyabhum, Saraburi, Petchabun, Nakhon Nayok, Si Sa Ket, Tak, Surin, Buri Ram and Khon Kaen.

The report issued by the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Thursday morning said there are 284,389 families inundated as well as 136 districts suffered by floodwaters.

The death toll is highest in central Lopburi province and Northeastern Burirum province where four locals died. It was additionally reported that one villager still went missing in Northeastern Nakorn Ratchasima province.

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on Thursday morning visited people suffering from the flooding in the central province of Lop Buri, reports said.

Source: Xinhua


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