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Thailand:Floods spread in Bangkok + Related Article

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Laaska News  Nov. 3 ,2011

Floodwaters are spreading in the Thai capital of Bangkok, inundating more areas close to the city center.

The water is advancing south through the city after causing serious damage to industrial parks in central Thailand.

Floods on Thursday inundated a major street lined with banks and large commercial buildings about 8 kilometers from central Bangkok.

Some stores at commercial facilities were closed on Thursday.

A local resident said more and more shops are being closed and that he has no idea where he can buy food.

City governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra issued an evacuation advisory for the western district of Bang Khae on Thursday.

This is the 8th of Bangkok’s 50 districts in which evacuation advisories have been issued.



 Thai flood death toll reaches 437, 2 missing

A total of 437 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 Thursday.

10 more people were confirmed dead on Wednesday — six in central province of Ang Thong, two in central province of Nakhon Sawan, one in central province of Sukhothai, and one in central province of Nakhon Pathom.

Central province of Nakhon Sawan has the higest death toll of 61 people, following by central province of Phichit, of which 50 people killed by flood.

Flash floods were caused by the heavy monsoon “Nock-Ten” and overflow from several dams in upper part of the country since mid July.

On Saturday, floods still prevail in 25 of 77 provinces and are affecting about 2.1 people from 720,000 housefolds.

The flood have affected about 3.3 million households and about 9.9 million people in 63 of 77 provinces since July 25.

70 main highways in 13 provinces are flooded and cannot be passed and some north-bound train routes were cancelled.


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