Thailand's flooding claims 181 lives

19:37, November 09, 2010      

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A Thai governmental agency said on Tuesday that 181 people across the country were killed in nationwide floods that have stricken the country since Oct. 10.

Deputy Director of Flood Alleviation Coordination Center on Tuesday said that 59 people were reported dead in flood-hit southern region alone, while 122 people have lost their lives in protracted flooding in northern, northeastern, eastern and central regions.

Deputy director Witthayen Mutthamala added it is very likely southern part will face more downpours from Nov. 9 to 11 and the water runoff from mountainous areas may cause mudslides.

One-third of the country has witnessed heavy rains and flash floods since Oct. 10 as the monsoon rains hit the nation.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:王寒露)

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