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Thailand is a Southeast Asian country. It's known for tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha. In Bangkok, the capital, an ultramodern cityscape rises next to quiet canalside communities and the iconic temples of Wat Arun, Wat Pho and the Emerald Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Kaew). Nearby beach resorts include bustling Pattaya and fashionable Hua Hin. ― Google

Capital: Bangkok

Dialing code: +66

Population: 69.63 million (2019) World Bank

King: Maha Vajiralongkorn

Currency: Thai baht

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Southern Thailand Hit by Heavy Rains

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Heavy rain continues to affect nine provinces of southern Thailand and five states of Peninsular Malaysia, causing floods, casualties and damage. 

In Thailand, according to media, four people died (three in Narathiwat province and one in Songkhla province). More than 55,000 people have been affected across the provinces of Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Trang, Phatthalung, Satun, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, and Narathiwat. The hardest hit areas were Narathiwat, Nakhon Si Thammarat and Songkhla provinces. The government is expediting the damage assessment. Provincial Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office provided boats to the municipality to facilitate the helping of flood victims.

For the next 24 hours, moderate rain is expected over southern Thailand while heavy, very heavy rainfall is forecast across north-eastern Malaysia.

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Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
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Humanitarian Impact
  55,000
      Affected Persons

OCHA coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises.

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