Hundreds killed in Thai floods

A man carries a boy on his back at a flooded market in a low-lying area of downtown Bangkok on 4 October.

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  • An emergency center has been opened at a Bangkok airport
  • Flooding has affected 28 Thai provinces
Heavy rains and flooding have killed at least 244 people, left parts of Thailand submerged, and damaged businesses and historical sites, authorities said Friday.
Flooding has affected at least 28 Thai provinces and more than 2 million people since July, authorities said.
An emergency center has been set up at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok, said Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
The waters have caused considerable damage to parts of the Ayutthaya province in central Thailand.
At least 160 factories have been damaged and rains have also threatened historical temples in several areas.