Thailand Flood 2011: More Than 400 Dead

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Thailand is facing up with one of the worst floods in more than 50 years which has reached levels to overwhelm barriers protecting Bangkok. Previously, the floodwaters have swept across 60 of Thailand’s 77 provinces over the past two months, destroying the Honda Motor Co. and Canon Inc. factories and more than 10 percent of the nation’s rice farms. Reportedly, the disaster has caused over 400 people dead in Thailand and neighboring Cambodia and Vietnam and affected 2.3 million people. Seven major industrial estates have been inundated as much as 3 meters and the floodwater will remain for 40 days. Meanwhile, the damage and destructions could top six billion dollars in Thailand's worst flooding in 50 years.

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A number of jetliners lie on the airport's flooded runway. The Bangkok authorities have been unable to prevent the waters pouring across the airport


Thai residents travel across the flooded street which is near the Chao Phraya River on October 30, 2011 in Bangkok

Thai residents travel across the flooded street which is near the Chao Phraya River on October 30, 2011 in Bangkok


A couple walk along empty shelves inside a supermarket in Bangkok on October 29, 2011

A couple walk along empty shelves inside a supermarket in Bangkok on October 29, 2011


Houses are flooded in a residential area in the northern section of Bangkok on October 30, 2011

Houses are flooded in a residential area in the northern section of Bangkok on October 30, 2011


An elderly woman is being evacuated in the flooded area near the Chao Phraya river on October 25, 2011 in Bangkok

An elderly woman is being evacuated in the flooded area near the Chao Phraya river on October 25, 2011 in Bangkok


People push their belongings through flood waters in Bangkok October 24, 2011

People push their belongings through flood waters in Bangkok on October 24, 2011


A man paddles through a flooded area in the suburbs of Bangkok October 20, 2011

A man paddles through a flooded area in the suburbs of Bangkok on October 20, 2011


Cars at a Honda car factory are submerged in floodwaters in Ayutthaya province, central Thailand

Cars at a Honda car factory are submerged in floodwaters in Ayutthaya province, central Thailand


Thai soldiers helped each other to hold on against the flowing water when a wall was destroyed by the swollen Chao Phraya River in Bangkok on October 30, 2011

Thai soldiers helped each other to hold on against the flowing water when a wall was destroyed by the swollen Chao Phraya River in Bangkok on October 30, 2011


Local residents make their way out of a flooded street close to the Chao Phraya River on October 30, 2011 in Bangkok

Local residents make their way out of a flooded street close to the Chao Phraya River on October 30, 2011 in Bangkok


A local man wades along chest-deep floodwaters in Bangkok on October 27, 2011

A local man wades along chest-deep floodwaters in Bangkok on October 27, 2011


A Thai child holds a gas tank and moves through floods in Rangsit district on the outskirts of Bangkok on October 21

A Thai child holds a gas tank and moves through floods in Rangsit district on the outskirts of Bangkok on October 21


Thai Dhammakaya monks push a truck out of mud in flood gate at Khlong Rapi Pat on October 25, 2011

Thai Dhammakaya monks push a truck out of mud in flood gate at Khlong Rapi Pat on October 25, 2011


The combo of NASA images shows Bangkok metropolitan area on November 12, 2008 (left) and the same area on October 19, 2011

The combo of NASA images shows Bangkok metropolitan area on November 12, 2008 (left) and the same area on October 19, 2011


The under-construction temple is surrounded by water outside the ancient Thai capital of Ayutthaya on October 11, 2011

The under-construction temple is surrounded by water outside the ancient Thai capital of Ayutthaya on October 11, 2011


Flood victims, who are at the Don Muang airport as an evacuation center, are watching TV

Flood victims, who are at the Don Muang airport as an evacuation center, are watching TV

Thailand Flood Aerials 25 October 2011

 

Related links:

China: Heaviest Flood Over 55 Years

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Top Ten Historic Floods in America

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