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Death toll in floods in Thailand reaches 567, 2 missing


14:48, November 17, 2011

BANGKOK, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- A total of 567 people were confirmed dead and two others were missing in the floods that have inundated the upper part of the country for about four months, the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department reported on Thursday.

Three more people were confirmed dead on Wednesday in central province of Suphan Buri.

Central province of Ayutthaya has the highest death toll of 90 people, following by central province of Nakhon Sawan, of which 65 people killed by flood.

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

On Thursday, floods still prevail in 20 of 77 provinces and are affecting about 5.3 million people from 2.0 million households

The flood have affected about 4.0 million households and about 13.4 million people in 64 of 77 provinces since July 25.

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