BANGKOK - THE death toll from flooding in Thailand climbed to 32 on Saturday as more areas of the kingdom were hit by the rising waters.

Victims were swept to their deaths or killed in accidents as vehicles were carried away by the churning waters, according to the Emergency Medical Institute of Thailand's latest report.

The floods, which began on Oct 10, have devastated huge swathes of the country, flooding thousands of homes and leaving authorities struggling to reach people stranded in remote areas.

More than 1.4 million people, or over 500,000 households, have seen their homes or farmlands submerged, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation said.

The two worst-hit eastern provinces of Nakhon Ratchasima and Bruiram have each reported six deaths, while five people were killed in Lop Buri and three died in Khon Kean.

A further 12 people have died in eight more provinces across central, north-eastern and eastern areas.

Thai floods toll jumps to 32