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Death toll rises to 41 in Thailand’s flood-stricken areas

BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) — The death toll has risen to 41 in Thailand’s flood-stricken provinces, the National Institute of Emergency Management said Monday.

“Water is flowing into the Chao Phraya at Ayutthaya’s Bang Sai district at about 3,275 cubic meters (10,745 cubic feet) per second but the river could get higher due to the approaching northern runoff and high tides during this period,” said deputy director-general of the Royal Irrigation Department Weera Wongsaengnak. “Authorities will try to prevent the rate from exceeding 3,500 metres per second,” he added.

The river runoff could reach Bangkok this weekend as authorities are trying to maintain its level of no more than 2.5 meters (8.2 feet), while trying to prevent the Chao Phraya Dam’s level at less than 17.1 meters (56.1 feet) above its normal level.

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