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Thai flood death toll reaches 377, 2 still missing


14:26, October 28, 2011

BANGKOK, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- A total of 377 people were confirmed dead and two people were missing in the floods that have inundated the upper part of the country for almost three months, the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department reported on Friday morning.

Four more people were confirmed dead on Thursday in central provinces of Phichit (2) and Sing Buri (2).

Central province of Nakhon Sawan has the highest death toll of 55 people, following by central province of Phichit, of which 50 people killed by flood.

Flash floods caused by the heavy monsoon "Nock-Ten" hit the country since mid July.

Floods still prevail in 27 of 77 provinces, affecting about 730, 000 households and 2.2 million people.

The situation in 36 provinces, mostly in the north, have slowly been recovering, the report said.

About 50 main highways in many provinces are flooded and cannot be passed and 18 north-bound train routes were cancelled.


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