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2006-05-25 06:15:00

By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) - The death toll in northern Thailand's worst floods in 60 years, caused by a rare climatic factor, rose to 48 on Thursday with dozens still missing as rescuers slogged through mud and debris for bodies. Scientists and relief officials attributed the disaster to a rare collision of low-pressure areas from the Pacific and Indian Oceans causing unusually heavy rain to fall on deforested hills, particularly in Uttaradit province bordering Laos. The hills,...

2006-05-25 07:46:47

By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK -- The death toll in northern Thailand\'s worst floods in 60 years, caused by a rare climatic factor, rose to 43 on Thursday with dozens more still missing as rescuers slogged through mud and debris for bodies. Scientists and relief officials attributed the disaster to a rare collision of low-pressure areas from the Pacific and Indian Oceans causing unusually heavy rain to fall on deforested hills, particularly on Uttaradit province bordering Laos. The hills,...

2006-05-23 12:50:00

By Vorasit Satienlerk UTTARADIT, Thailand -- Heavy monsoon rains unleashed flash floods and mudslides in northern Thailand which killed at least 34 people, left dozens missing and thousands homeless, officials said on Tuesday. Unusually heavy rain at the start of the monsoon lashed deforested hills, causing flash floods -- some of them three meters (10 ft) deep -- which swept into cities and towns in four provinces, they said. The region is not a key farming area for Thailand, the world's...


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