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THAILAND:Thai flood death toll exceeds 800

Saturday, December 31, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news Dec. 31, 2011

Photo: EPA 

The death toll from Thailand’s six-month-long flooding has exceeded 800, local emergencies officials report.

Five provinces in the Bangkok area are still gripped by the disaster. Read more…

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THAILAND:8 killed, 50 injured after bus crashes into gas station in N Thailand

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 Comments off

 

BANGKOK, Dec. 7 — A total of eight people were killed and 50 others were injured Wednesday after a bus veered off the highway and slammed into an LPG gas station in north Thailand’s Lampang Province, Thai media reported. Read more…

THAILAND:Thai flood death toll reaches 677

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 Comments off

By:Xinhua.
BANGKOK, Dec. 7 — A total of 677 people were confirmed dead and three people 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 Wednesday. Read more…

Thailand:Thai govt. says worst of flooding over

Saturday, November 19, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Nov.19,2011

The Thai government says the worst of the flooding is over and that central Bangkok is now at less risk.

The government has built a massive barrier in the north of Bangkok to prevent floodwaters from moving south toward the city center. Read more…

Thailand:Thai Flood death toll reaches 594, 2 missing

Friday, November 18, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 18,2011

BANGKOK, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) — A total of 594 people were confirmed dead and two people 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 Friday. Read more…

Bangkok: Ban, Clinton promise aid to flood-hit Thailand

Thursday, November 17, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 17,2011

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Bangkok on Wednesday and promised more aid to the flood-hit city.

At a joint news conference with Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, Ban Read more…

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Thailand:Bangkok’s city center may escape flooding

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 16,2011

The Thai government says that floodwaters are receding and Bangkok’s city center is now much less likely to be hit by floodwater. Read more…

Thailand:Thais destroy flood barriers

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 15,2011

Angry residents in flooded areas of Thailand have destroyed a defensive wall built by the government to divert floodwater around central Bangkok.

A 5-kilometer wall of sandbags in northern Bangkok prevents water from running south, flooding the capital’s central districts. Read more…

Bangkok:Thai floods cause less damage despite high tides

Sunday, November 13, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 13,2011

Floodwater in central Bangkok, Thailand, has overflowed in areas along the river, but no further damage has been reported so far.

The river peaked with another monthly high tide on Sunday morning, leaving some areas of the capital inundated. Read more…

Bangkok:Thailand braces for spring tide

Sunday, November 13, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 13,2011

Thailand is bracing for more flooding as another spring tide is expected to reach its peak on Sunday.

Bangkok is on the alert against the rising water level of the Chao Phraya River that runs through the city center from the north as well as a threat of more flooding from spring tides coming from the south. Read more…