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.

Story highlights

  • More rain is possible for already flood-ravaged Thailand
  • Flooding has affected 28 Thai provinces
The death toll from months of devastating floods in Thailand has risen to 237, authorities said Wednesday.
More rain could hit the waterlogged nation in the next few days when the remnants of what is now Typhoon Nalgae arrive, Interior Ministry officials said. Nalgae, which battered the Philippines earlier, has weakened significantly now to a tropical depression and not much rainfall is expected from it.
Flooding has affected 28 Thai provinces and more than 2 million people, authorities said.
The rains have also threatened historical temples in several areas.