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29 September 2011 :: 10:09:40 am 58664

Four dead, one missing in Thai mudslide

BANGKOK, September 28, 2011 - At least four people were killed when a mudslide swept away houses in a village in northern Thailand, raising the death toll from two months of flooding to 173, the government said Wednesday.
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The victims, who included a nine-year-old girl, were members of the same family whose house was destroyed in the flash floods late on Tuesday, an official at the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation said.

Another man in the same village in Chiang Mai province was missing after the incident, which destroyed several other homes.

The floods, which began in the north, have hit 57 of Thailand’s 77 provinces, with 21 still waterlogged.

More than 18,000 houses have been at least partially damaged and several million acres of farmland have been inundated.

Almost 10,000 roads and 595 bridges have been damaged and more than 13.5 million cattle and poultry are reported to have died in this year’s monsoon rains, which officials have described as particularly severe.

At least four Bangkok-Chiang Mai trains were cancelled on Wednesday because the track was under water, according to the State Railway of Thailand.

Reporter : AFP   Photo : AFP   Category : Thailand News

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