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South flood toll: 36 dead, one missing

Thirty-six people are confirmed dead and one is still missing in the floods that have hit 12 southern provinces since Jan 1, Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department chief Chatchai Promlert said on Thursday.

The floods have taken their toll on 1.2 million people of 403,478 households in 5,244 villages in 119 districts of the 12 provinces, causing damage to 17 government installations and 592 roads, 106 bridges.

The situation has eased in four provinces: Yala, Ranong, Pattani and Narathiwat.

Flooding  lingers in Phatthalung, Songkhla, Trang, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Chumphon, Krabi and Prachuap Khiri Khan.

Hardest hit was Nakhon Si Thammarat, with 23 districts  flooded and nine people killed, followed by Surat Thani where floods hit 17 districts with six people reported killed.