A total of 252 people were confirmed dead and three people were missing in the floods that have inundated many provinces for more than two months, the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department reported on Friday.
Floods still prevail in 212 districts of 28 provinces, effecting 2,696,521 people.
The provinces are Sukhothai, Chiang Mai, Lampang, Phichit, Phitsanulok, Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Chai Nat, Singburi, Angthong, Ayutthaya, Lopburi, Saraburi, Suphanburi, Nakhon Pathom, Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi, Ubon Ratchathani, Khon Kaen, Si Sa Ket, Surin, Nakhon Ratchasima, Loei, Roi Et, Buri Ram, Chachoengsao, Nakhon Nayok and Prachinburi.
Photos by Tawatchai Kemgumnerd
Disaster centre officials reported the confirmed death toll from the floods at 252, with three people missing.
In Bangkok, the government has set up a flood relief command centre at Don Mueang Airport, using a vacant meeting room.
Prime Minister’s Office secretary Wim Rungwattanachinda said Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is the director of the centre.
Ms Yingluck late this morning chaired an urgent meeting of state agency officials at the flood war room to discuss ways to tackle the continuing disaster, which just seems to get worse.
I just hope that they can avoid the Chao Praya river breaking it’s banks, as that would be a disaster given that many parts of Bangkok are below sea level.