Thai floods cause 200-kilometer traffic tailback; death toll up to 25Flash floods in southern Thailand washed out a bridge on the country's main north-south highway on Tuesday, backing up traffic for 200 km (125 miles) as the death toll from days of unseasonable rain rose to 25, media reported. A bridge damaged by floods is pictured at Chai Buri District, Surat Thani province, southern Thailand, January 9, 2016. Thailand's rainy season usually ends in late November but this year heavy rain has fallen well into what should be the dry season. Southern Thailand is a major rubber-producing area and the wet weather has hit production. In Nakhon Si Thammarat, one of the worst-hit provinces, television footage showed villagers commuting by boat.
Source: VietNamNet News January 11, 2017 04:46 UTC