Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thailand's flood-related death toll rises to 602

MCOT (Thailand): Flood-related death toll from Thailand's worst flooding in decades has risen to 602, while two persons are still reported missing, according to the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department. As of Nov 20, 125 districts in 17 provinces remain under water, affecting 5,078,477 people, it said in a daily report of the flood situation.

The submerged provinces are Nakhon Sawan, Chai Nat, Ang Thong, Ayutthaya, Lop Buri, Saraburi, Suphan Buri, Nakhon Pathom, Samut Sakorn, Samut Prakan, Ubon Ratchathani, Roi Et, Chacheongsao, Nakhon Nayok, Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi and the capital Bangkok.

...Regarding the flood situation in the capital, Bangkok governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra on Sunday asserted that all parts of Bangkok will be dry by the end of this year, Dec 31, as the flood situation in the capital is now easing...

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