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Thai flood death toll reaches 315

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BANGKOK – A total of 315 people were confirmed dead and three people were missing in thefloods that have inundated the upper part of Thailand for almost three months, the DisasterPrevention and Mitigation Department reported on Friday.

Eight more people were confirmed dead on Monday. Of eight deaths, seven from centralprovince of Nakhon Sawan and one from central province of Singburi.

Northern province of Phichit still has the highest death toll of 45 people, following by centralprovince of Nakhon Sawan, of which 37 people were killed by flood.

Flash floods and mudslide were caused by the heavy monsoon since mid July.

Floods still prevail in 62 of 77 provinces, effecting about 2.7 million households and 8.8 millionpeople.

Of 62 provinces hit by flood, and the situation in 35 provinces, mostly in the northern andnortheastern provinces, have slowly been recovering.

About 75 main highways in 18 provinces are flooded and cannot be passed and 18 north-bound train routes were canceled.

 

via ChinaDaily

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