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Thailand floods: Death toll rises to seven

BANGKOK, Oct 19 – Thailand’s central and northeastern provinces are facing critical flooding, which claimed two more lives in Lopburi, raising the death toll to seven on Tuesday following five deaths reported earlier in the northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima, hardest hit by floods.

Thousands of displaced flood victims in Nakhon Ratchasima, hit by the worst flooding in 50 years, facing difficulties while waiting for assistance in terms of food and water.

Representatives of the Thai Red Cross Society will arrive in Nakhon Ratchasima on Tuesday to make about 2,500 packs of food per day for flood victims and will stay in the area for one week.

In Lop Buri, where two people were killed when their car was swept away by floodwaters, the province declared all 11 districts disaster zones.

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