02 Apr '11, 6am

DTN Singapore: Thai flood death toll reaches 35: BANGKOK: Flooding across southern Thailand has killed at least

DTN Singapore: Thai flood death toll reaches 35: BANGKOK: Flooding across southern Thailand has killed at least

BANGKOK: Flooding across southern Thailand has killed at least 35 people, officials said Saturday, as unseasonably wet weather deluged the homes and businesses of around two million people. Victims were either swept into the rising waters or buried in mudslides as the heavy rains inundated homes and washed roads and bridges away in what should be one of the hottest months of the year. Flood waters, more than two metres deep in some places, have continued to spread despite easing rainfall in recent days, while waterlogged soil has heightened the risk of landslides. Thousands of people have been forced to move into temporary shelters as the military continued to help evacuate those most at risk on Saturday. Authorities said the toll had reached 15 in the hardest-hit province of Nakhon Si Thammarat, eight along the coast in Surat Thani, six in Krabi, and two in each of Phatth...

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