Death toll in Thailand flood hits 567
A total of 567 people have been killed in Thailand's recent flooding that has left swathes of the Southeast Asian country under water, and made tens of thousands of people displaced.
According to Xinhua news agency, Thailand's Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department said on Thursday that the count now stands at 567. Two others remain missing since tropical storms started battering the country in late July.
Three more people were confirmed dead on Wednesday in Thailand's central province of Suphan Buri.
The provinces of Ayutthaya and Nakhon Sawan in central Thailand reported the highest death tolls, having respectively lost 90 and 65 people to the flooding.
The deluge still prevails in 20 provinces in central and northeastern parts of Thailand.
Nearly a third of Thailand's 77 provinces, including Bangkok, have been hit by floods since late July. More than one-fifth of the country's 64 million people have also been affected.
Parts of Thailand, especially areas just outside the capital Bangkok, still face weeks of flooding.
However, the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority has said the overall situation in Bangkok is improving quickly.