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16-10-11, 10:11 PM
Major flooding occurred during the 2011 monsoon season in Thailand, most severely in the Chao Phraya but also in the Mekong River basin. Beginning in late July and continuing for over two months, as of 13 October there have been 283 reported deaths, over two million people affected, with estimated damages of up to 156.7 billion baht (5.1 billion USD). The flooding has inundated about six million hectares of land, of which over 300,000 hectares is farmland, in fifty-eight provinces, from Chiang Mai in the North to parts of the capital city of Bangkok. It has been described as "the worst flooding yet in terms of the amount of water and people affected".




23-10-11, 08:09 AM
And can you see why as many people died of electrocution as drownings in this disaster? Thais have so sense of the properties of electricity--namely that it and water don't mix.

25-10-11, 07:08 AM
xD action speakS louder lol