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Thailand 27 provinces hit by floods, 31 dead


Published: 6 Oct 2013 at 11.18

SOURCE – About two million people in 27 provinces are still being affected by flooding, the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department reported on Sunday.

The death toll from the floods had risen to 31 as of Sunday morning, the department said.

Chanthaburi, Chon Buri and Khon Kaen provinces have recently been hit by flooding, but the situation had eased in Kanchanaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Kalasin, Nakhon Ratchasima, Phayao, Mae Hong Son, Lampang and Mukdahan.

According to the department, the Pasak Jolasid dam was holding 1.04 billion cubic metres of water and was discharging 60.5 million cubic metres of water every three hours. 

Water levels in the Chao Phraya river in the eastern part of Ayutthaya’s Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya district had risen by five to eight centimetres.

In Ayutthaya’s Tha Rua district, water levels continued to rise and 55 villages had been hit by floods.

In Ayutthaya’s Nakhon Luang district, water levels in the Pasak river increased to 7.54 metres, about 0.76 metre higher than its banks.