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The Cost of Thailand Flood Growing

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The financial cost of Thailand’s worst flooding in 50 years is growing, as waters have submerged many industrial centers, halting production and forcing workers and residents to flee.

The floods caused by heavy rains since July have killed about 310 people in Thailand so far. Floods are expected to cut economic growth by about 1.5 percent this year.

Critics have said the government’s flood control measures have failed, and that erratic information about the flooding has caused confusion.

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