Floods Killed 15 People and Affecting 100,000 Families

Cambodia's floods have killed 15 people � seven are children � and affecting some 100,000 families in eight provinces across Cambodia.

The update was shared recently with local media by spokesperson at the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) H.E. Keo Vy, using the figure as of September 2019.

The affected population in Stung Treng, Kratie, Kampong Cham, Thbong Khmum, Prey Veng, Kandal, Kampong Thom and Preah Vihear has been evacuated to safety, he added.

The river and flash floods damaged more than 60,000 houses, and inundated over 40,000 hectares of crops, 40,000 hectares of rice paddies, and over 500 schools, health clinics, and pagodas.

According to the notification from the Ministry of Water Resource and Meteorology, Cambodia is still undergoing low pressure, resulting in rains and possible floods in many areas, at least until September 23.

Amidst the on-going weather driving natural incidents, the Royal Government of Cambodia has called for careful attention of the situation, especially among the people and authorities in affected areas.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press