34 killed in Thailand floods

Oct 10, 2013, 13:57 IST | IANS

Thirty-four people were killed while 29 of Thailand's 77 provinces were hit by floods, Xinhua reported citing authorities Thursday

A total of 166 districts, mostly in the country's north, northeastern and central regions, have been hit by floods, with 1.7 million people affected.

Moreover, about 6,900 houses, 450,000 acres of farmland and 145 bridges were damaged by the floods, according to the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department.

The floods, caused by seasonal monsoon and depression, has affected the country since mid-September.

The hardest hit are eastern Sa Kaeo, Prachin Buri and Chachoengsao provinces.

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