The death toll from floods in Thailand reached 140

Floods in Thailand.  Photo © REUTERS / Chaiwat Subprasom

The death toll in the floods going on in Thailand since late July has reached 140, said in a statement Disaster Warning Center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Thailand, published on Friday.

Previously reported 130 dead.

The paper also reported that the flood has now hit 1 million 903 thousand 708 people in 140 districts of 23 of 77 provinces. Flood destroyed almost a million hectares of rice fields, 31 highway of national significance, and 23 local highway flooded and closed to all types of vehicles.

The water level in irrigation reservoirs increased to 97-99%. One of the largest reservoirs Phasak Chonlasit, located in the north-east of Bangkok, is filled to 116%. The authorities will be forced to open the floodgates for the weekend at this reservoir. Center warns residents areas near the reservoir of the imminent flooding, and encourages them to transfer their movable property of the hills and other, higher, level terrain.

The document also contains a notice of possible landslides and mudslides in mountainous areas.

Attached to the document, a list of provinces, the population at risk, does not contain the names of provinces east coast and the south of Thailand, which are located in the tourist zone, the most visited by Russians.

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