Electrocution warning in flooded areas through Thailand

Thailand floods in November 2011

Thailand floods in November 2011. Photo: EU/ECHO/Mathias Eick.

Disease Control Department chief Pornthep Siriwanarangsan yesterday urged people wading through flood water to beware of the risk of electrocution, as the 2011 flood saw 128 deaths by electrocution in 20 flood-hit provinces.

Pornthep said 103 men and 25 women were electrocuted in flood water. Bangkok claimed the top spot with 26 such cases, followed by Pathum Thani’s 22 cases, Nonthaburi’s 20 and Ayutthaya’s 14.

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