4 provinces in Thailand still flooded, 47 hit by drought

08:37, April 13, 2011      

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Parts of four provinces in the Thai south are still flooded whilst another 47 provinces mainly in the north and northeastern are affected by drought, the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department reported on Tuesday.

The four provinces which are still flooded are Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Surat Thani and Trang while restoration work has begun in six other flood-hit provinces.

The six provinces where repair gangs are working are Phangnga, Narathiwat, Satun, Chumphon, Songkhla and Krabi.

The flood death toll has reached 61 since flood hit 11 southern provinces early this month. The floods destroyed 535 houses and damaged 10,574 others.

All roads and railways to the south are now usable, as well as all airports in the region.

The department also announced Tuesday 29,963 villages in 2,961 districts of 47 provinces in northern, northeastern, eastern and central regions as drought-hit areas.

Source: Xinhua
 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
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