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Thai flood toll rises to 381
Sunday, October 30, 2011

Bangkok :  A total of 381 people have been confirmed dead in Thailand's worst floods that have inundated many provinces since July, the government said Sunday.

The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department said the floods, which affected 62 of 77 provinces, have started receding in some areas.

The floods affected over 9.4 million people across the country, Xinhua reported.

Capital city Bangkok's outer areas have been inundated and one airport badly hit.

One of the most severe in over half a century, the disaster caused by heavy monsoon rains and tropical storms damaged hundreds of roads and highways. Thousands of factories were inundated, putting over 600,000 employees at risk of losing their jobs, officials said. (IANS)


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