Bangkok Thailand

Thailand flooding: death toll rises to 68

MCOT reports that the death toll in ongoing flooding here in Thailand has risen to 68:

The Emergency Medical Institute of Thailand on Thursday reported a total death toll of 68 from this month’s flooding, including 54 men and 14 women in 19 provinces Oct 10-28.

The highest number of deaths was recorded at 11 each in Lop Buri and Nakhon Sawan provinces and nine deaths in Nakhon Ratchasima.

Here’s some raw video — embedded below — of the flooding, courtesy of Thai network MCOT via CNN:

For historical perspective, embedded below is some footage that I understand depicts flooding here in Bangkok in 1942:

Meanwhile, if you’re interested in donating to help victims, the Bangkok Post has published account numbers for various groups providing relief.

(1942 video via @suthichai and @babyfishie.)

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