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Thai Floods Force Closure of 17 Factories in Industrial Zone

Seventeen factories were temporarily shut on Monday in a major Thai industrial zone dominated by foreign companies, after flood waters blocked nearby roads, a senior official said. The official did not identify the stricken plants at the Amata Nakorn Industrial Estate, however, a sprawling manufacturing zone that is home to more than 500 factories, located 114 kilometers east of the capital, Bangkok. The 17 factories were shut after the workers proved unable to reach them and the navy has ...

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