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Floods kill 158 in Thailand, 61 in Cambodia

The death toll from flooding in Thailand since mid-July has risen to 158, while 61 people have died in neighboring Cambodia in the past two weeks, authorities in the two countries said on Monday.

 

More than 2 million acres of farmland in Thailand are now under water, an area 11 times the size of Singapore. "Twenty-three provinces in the lower north and central Thailand are under water and nearly 2 million people have been affected by severe floods and heavy rain," Thailand's Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation said. (Reuters)