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Thai flood death toll reaches 562, 2 missing

(Xinhua)

14:28, November 15, 2011

BANGKOK, Nov. 15 (Xinhua) -- A total of 562 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 Tuesday.

A total of 25 more people were confirmed dead on Monday in central province of Suphanburi (12) Lopburi (4) and Nakorn Pathom (3), Khon Kean (3), Angthong (2) and Sariburi (1).

Central province of Ayutthaya has the higest death toll of 90 people, following by central province of Nakhon Sawan with 65.

Floods were caused by the heavy monsoon "Nock-Ten" and overflow from several dams in upper part of the country since mid July.

On Tuesday, floods still prevail in 22 of 77 provinces and are affecting about 5.2 million people from 1.9 million housefolds

The floods have affected about 4.0 million households and about 13.2 million people in 64 of 77 provinces since July 25.

 
 
 
 
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