miércoles, 30 de noviembre de 2011

Amounted to 666 killed by the floods in Thailand

 The Thai authorities today raised to 666 the number killed by the severe floods that hit the southnowafter causing havoc in central and north in the last four months.                              
Three others were missing Thursday.

Floods affect more than 5 million people in 21 provinces including the southern Songkla and the capital, according to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation.

In several districts of Bangkok have been sporadic riots that have been broken on several occasions some of the barriers of sandbags, placed by the Government to maintain the financial and capital the center of the dry, to release the water that floods their homes and businesses for a month.
Authorities ask for patience from the neighbors to get the water draining down the north to the Gulf of Thailand to the rise of popular discontent.

The floods began in July by heavy monsoon rains and the large amount of water accumulated in the swamps.
The worst flooding in 50 years have forced hundreds of thousands of people living in evacuation centersThe main problem has not been a greater amount of rainfall this year than others, butthe lack of coordination of the authorities to manage water fall through the network of canals and reservoirs in the country, analysts said.

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