Thailand’s Bangkok and Ayutthaya hit by severe flooding

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After heavy monsoon rains in Thailand, at least 70,000 houses are underwater, especially in the central regions. So far, 30 provinces have been affected, including the historic region of Sukhothai, 400 kilometres north of Bangkok. Although the most important tourist attractions have been spared so far, tropical storm Dianmu has devastated most access roads, the Bangkok Post newspaper quoted local tour operators as saying on Thursday. More flooding is feared because of the rising level of the mighty Chao Phraya River, which also flows through Bangkok. In several places in the catchment area, in…

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