Water Exceeds Alarming Level at Rattanakiri’s Sesan River

Water level of Rattanakiri province's Sesan River has risen beyond the 8-metre alarming level, according to the announcement from the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology.

As of 5:00 pm yesterday, the water level was 8.25 metres flooding some areas in Taveng, Andaung Meas, Veunsai, and O' Yadav districts, and competent local authorities are evacuating affected people to safe locations.

Resulted by recent low pressure and downpours, the water level in the northeastern part of the country is rising, while the water is retreating in areas of other capital and provinces inundated earlier � such as Preah Sihanouk, Kampot, Takeo, Kampong Speu, Koh Kong, Battambang and Phnom Penh.

According to Mr. Keo Vy, a Spokesperson of the National Committee for Disaster Management, happening river and flash floods affected about 7,100 families, and over 1,400 of them have brought to safety.

The floods killed animals and damaged houses, school, pagoda, and roughly 8,232 hectares of farmland, however, there is no reported loss of human life by far, he added.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press