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East races to fight killer floods

2 killed in Chanthaburi, army placed on stand-by

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Chanthaburi is bracing for water run-off which threatens to trigger flooding in its economic zone, while neighbouring Trat has rushed to drain water from areas prone to the incoming high tide. 

Residents of a community by the Chanthaburi River walk through ankle-deep floodwater Wednesday. The river overflowed due to heavy rain. PATTANAPONG HIRUNARD

The situation looks volatile in Chanthaburi, which has already been flooded in many areas by heavy rain, as its major commercial areas are likely to be hit by run-off from Makham and Khao Kitchakut districts.

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