Six killed in severe floods triggered by heavy rainfall in Thailand

Thai people wade through floodwaters in Chaiyaphum province, northeast of Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Sept 28, 2021. Thai disaster officials say flooding caused by seasonal monsoon rains have affected more than 71,000 households in 30 provinces and killed six people since the weekend. - AP

LOPBURI, Sept 28 (dpa): Heavy rains have triggered flash floods and severe flooding in parts of Thailand, the civil protection agency said on Tuesday.

Since the end of last week, six people have died, five of them in the central Lopburi region and one in Phetchabun in the north, the agency said.

Two other people are still missing.

So far, 30 provinces have been affected by the flooding and almost two dozen have been declared disaster zones.

The flooding is due to a severe tropical storm, which passed over the north of the country during the weekend.

The water level of Thailand's main river, the Chao Phraya, had risen sharply, the civil protection agency said, with flood warnings issued to all areas along its course, including the capital Bangkok.

Flooding is commonplace during the rainy season in Thailand, which lasts from July to October. - dpa

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