October 19th, 2011
07:30 AM ET

More than 700 dead as flooding hits southeast Asian countries

At least 745 people have died in flooding in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and the Philippines since July, the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific said.

Thailand has been hit the hardest, with 315 people killed in that time frame, officials said.

Monsoon rains across Thailand have affected millions of people in 61 of its provinces, the country's Flood Relief Operation Command reported.

Cambodia, meanwhile, reported 247 dead since July.

- CNN's Kocha Olarn contributed to this report.

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  1. banasy©

    This is awful.
    My heart goes out to them.

    October 19, 2011 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  2. Yep.

    Theres plenty of them. Im sure its fine

    October 19, 2011 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
    • U-Turn

      This is God's way of saying, "Damn! You need a bath!"

      October 19, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ling Cho

    No. No berry wet here. No much rain. CNN confused.

    October 19, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  4. Bimbo the Birthday Clown

    The in-laws on Mindanao are fine from what I've heard. Luzon seems to get a lot more rain. Strange how weather systems always seem to move the same direction, year after year.

    October 19, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. timW

    In the United States we would be trying to figure out who to blame for the flooding. Then make new laws so these floods would never happen again!

    October 19, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. courtney

    Those people have my deepest sympathy may they find peace and hope to a better life and may the dead rest in peace as well, and I hope the lost ones find their way home . I don't see how anybody could joke about something like this hopefully they'll get food and medical attention from their government .

    October 19, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jessica moorland

    My brother and wife are on Holiday there I pray for their safe return. May god bless the people there.

    October 22, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
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