20 Nov '11, 12pm

Death toll from Thailand's floods tops 600

Death toll from Thailand's floods tops 600

A boat passes a bus on a flooded street at Bangkok Yai district in Bangkok on Nov 17. The death toll from Thailand's worst flooding in more than half a century has passed 600. -- PHOTO: AP BANGKOK (AP) - The death toll from Thailand's worst flooding in more than half a century has passed 600. The floods began in late July, fed by heavy monsoon rains and a series of tropical storms. The flood waters swamped entire towns as they moved south through the country's central heartland to Bangkok and the Gulf of Thailand. More than two-thirds of the country's 77 provinces have been affected. The government said on Sunday that the death toll has reached 602, the majority from drowning. It said the number of affected provinces is currently 17. The situation has improved dramatically in recent days and cleanup has begun in many areas, though some still face weeks more under water. Pl...

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