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Floods in Cambodia claim 40 lives as rescue efforts intensify

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The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) reported that the ongoing flash floods have so far killed 40 people.


From Sept. 1 to the evening of Oct. 24, 2020, the flash floods have affected 117 cities/districts/Khan in 20 of the 25 provinces and capital city – Phnom Penh, Pursat, Pailin, Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Svay Rieng, Thbong Khmum, Oddar Meanchey, Siem Reap, Takeo, Kampong Speu, Mondulkiri, Preah Sihanouk, Koh Kong, Preah Vihear, Stung Treng, Kampong Cham, Kandal, Kampong Chhnang, and Kampong Thom.


A total of 136,442 families or 545,768 people have been affected, of them 11,838 families or 47,352 people have been evacuated to the safety grounds, it added. Besides, 120,418 houses, 925 schools, 305 pagodas, 270,007 hectares of rice fields, 88,779 hectares of subsidiary crops, and many roads, bridges, canals have been flooded and damaged.


read more https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50776800/floods-in-cambodia-claim-40n-lives-as-rescue-efforts-intensify/

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