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Floods in Asia Claim at Least 117 Lives

By Marco T' Hoen
Epoch Times Staff
Created: November 3, 2010 Last Updated: November 3, 2010
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This aerial view shows the flooded southern Thai city of Hat Yai on November 3, 2010.  (Madaree Tohlala)

This aerial view shows the flooded southern Thai city of Hat Yai on November 3, 2010. (Madaree Tohlala)

Heavy rainfall in Thailand and northern Malaysia since Oct. 30 has worsened and floods have forced thousands to evacuate and killed at least 117 people, according to local media reports.

In upper Thailand 107 deaths have been reported in 20 provinces since flooding began Oct. 10. Another eight deaths have been reported in southern Thailand where floods began Oct. 30, according to Thai news agency MCOT.

In some places water levels have reached over 10 feet, BBC reported.

The floods have affected nearly 6 million people, and Thailand has deployed its only aircraft carrier to provide relief supplies to flood victims, MCOT reported.

Over 36,000 people have been transported to relief shelters Wednesday in Northern Malaysia, where rains and flooding have caused two deaths so far, according to Malaysian media the Strait Times.

Although rains have now stopped, roads are still inundated, schools and government offices are closed, and electricity and water supplies have been disrupted in three the northern states of Kedah, Perlis, and Kelantan, the Strait Times reported.




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