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Thai Flood Death Toll Rises to 237; 28 Provinces Inundated

October 04, 2011

Oct. 5 (Bloomberg) -- The death toll from flooding in Thailand rose to 237, and 28 provinces remain submerged, disrupting rail transport in the country’s north and northeast provinces, according to the Department of Disaster Prevention & Mitigation.

Heavy rain since July 25 has caused flooding in 59 of the country’s 77 provinces, the agency said today on its website.

Floods also forced at least 40 factories at the Saharattananakorn Industrial Estate in Ayutthaya province to temporarily shut down, Narapote Thewtanom, deputy governor of the Industrial Estate Authority Thailand, said by phone today.

To contact the reporter on this story: Supunnabul Suwannakij in Bangkok at ssuwannakij@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Tony Jordan at tjordan3@bloomberg.net


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