06 Nov '11, 7am

More than 500 die in Thai floods

More than 500 die in Thai floods

BANGKOK: The death toll from Thailand's worst floods in decades jumped above 500 on Sunday as the seemingly unstoppable waters crept deeper into Bangkok, swamping main roads and threatening the city centre. The government said the disaster has now killed 506 people nationwide - an increase of 60 from the figure reported a day earlier. So far no deaths in Bangkok have been reported in the official toll. At least 20 per cent of the megacity is already submerged in floodwater contaminated by rubbish, dead animals and industrial waste, raising fears about outbreaks of disease in the densely populated metropolis of 12 million people. With the slowly advancing water now just a few kilometres (miles) away from Bangkok's business and tourists districts, authorities are seeking to push the floods through waterways in the east and west of the capital and out to sea. Prime Minister Y...

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