Thai flood death toll climbs to 232

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The confirmed death toll from floods in Thailand which have hit the country for more than a month has risen to 232, said a government report on Friday.

The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation said that a total of 156 people in the northern, northeastern, eastern and central plains and 76 in southern provinces lost their lives in widespread flooding.

About 630,000 households in the upper part and about 370,000 households in the southern part of the country have been hit by floods.

Heavy flood, caused by a combination of heavy rainfall and water released from overloaded reservoirs, has hit Thailand since Oct. 10 especially in the Northeast and the South.

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