18 Oct '11, 5pm

Recent floods kill more than 700 people in the Southeast Asia, U.N. report says. via @SoutheastAsiaDC

Recent floods kill more than 700 people in the Southeast Asia, U.N. report says. via @SoutheastAsiaDC

Workers, with belongings, make their way along a flooded road after being ordered to evacuate when flood waters broke through makeshift barriers at Nawa Nakhon industrial estate on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand on Oct 18. -- PHOTO: AP GENEVA (AFP) - Over 700 people have been killed and eight million affected by heavy flooding across South-east Asia, the United Nations (UN) said on Tuesday, adding that it stood ready to provide humanitarian relief. 'The UN is ready to provide aid,' said Ms Elisabeth Byrs, spokesman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Torrential rains have pelted Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, cutting off roads and destroying homes and crops. Ms Byrs warned that sea surges were expected in Thailand on Wednesday, as well as from Oct 28 to 30, which could threaten to break through flood barriers. A landslide alert has al...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/The-Big-Story/The-Big-Story-1...

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