Saturday, September 24, 2011

Cambodian flood toll reaches 58

Published: September 24, 2011

PHNOM PENH (AFP) - Unusually severe flooding in Cambodia has left at least 58 people dead, including 31 children, a disaster official said Friday. Heavy rains since August and overflow from the Mekong river have left large areas waterlogged, affecting thousands of hectares (acres) of rice paddies, Keo Vy of the National Committee for Disaster Management told AFP. "Flooding this year has caused more serious damage than in previous years," he said, adding that at least 5,633 families have been evacuated from their homes to higher ground.

No comments: