Floods kill 104, affect 1.5 million people in Cambodia

Floods from Mekong River and heavy rainfall have killed at least 104 people and affected about 1.5 million people in Cambodia in the last three weeks, a senior disaster control official said Wednesday. “The latest figures showed that the floods have killed 104 people and affected around 1.5 million people in 20 flood-hit provinces,” Nhim Vanda, vice president of the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM), told Xinhua over telephone. … Besides, some 250,000 hectares of rice paddy are inundated, he said, adding that more than 100 km of national roads and over 300 km of gravel roads have been damaged. Nhim Vanda said as of Wednesday, water levels at Mekong River have no longer posed a concern to northeastern provinces, but flash floods still hit some provinces in northwestern provinces such as Battambang, Pailin, Oddar Meanchey and Banteay Meanchey. …

Xinhuanet News Staff