Thailand floods kill 122

BANGKOK, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Flash floods in southern Thailand have killed 12 people, bringing the total national flood death toll to 122, officials said.

Eleven southern provinces have been affected by flooding caused by three days of torrential rains since Monday, the Bangkok Post reported.


Hat Yai, one of the worst-hit cities, is starting to bounce back from the floods. Hat Yai Mayor Prai Pattana said the "Hat Yai Big Clean Up" will help residents recover from flooding.

Pattana said he hoped the southern tourist city could return to normal within three days. Some 90 percent of the city's hotels and apartments were affected, the report said.

Meanwhile, more than 100 foreign visitors remained stranded in their hotels early Thursday, the Tourism Authority of Thailand said.

Officials said residents will receive about $170 from the government to help recover from the flooding.

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