Natural Disasters in 2017 Kill Around 100 People

AKP Phnom Penh, Natural disasters in 2017 have claimed about 100 lives and injured 119 others in Cambodia, according to the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM).

The committee's spokesperson Mr. Keo Vy outlined that major disasters of the year included flash floods and Mekong floods in August, lightning strikes, and 174 storms throughout the year.

The floods affected 16 provinces, killed 17 people, and destroyed 3,812 hectares of rice paddies, seedlings, agricultural plants, and roads.

Lightning has killed 80 people and 74 cattle, injured 64 people, and left behind damages to nine houses.

No death caused by the storms, but there were 579 houses collapsed and 4,027 houses and public buildings unroofed.

On behalf of the NCDM, Mr. Keo Vy encouraged people to be more vigilant to disasters as death toll caused by the incidents in 2017 is higher than that in 2016 � although less injuries were recorded.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press