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At Least 62 Dead in Thai Floods


Rescue workers in northern Thailand continue searching through mud and debris for survivors and bodies in the aftermath of flash floods and mudslides that killed at least 62 people.

Officials are still assessing the damage Friday in five northern provinces following heavy rains that brought on the floods and mudslides earlier this week. Worst-hit was the province of Uttaradit, where at least 41 people died. In all, authorities believe 300,000 people were affected.

Singapore officials say they have donated three large Chinook helicopters to aid in the search and rescue operations, along with other humanitarian assistance totaling $50,000.

The U.S. embassy in Thailand also has allocated $50,000 in emergency funds to the Thai Red Cross for food and other goods to people displaced by the disaster.

Some information for this report ws provided by AP and Reuters.

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