39 Dead, Thousands Displaced in Cambodia Floods
Phnom Penh – At least 39 people have died and over 483,000 people were impacted as heavy rains triggered floods and landslides in 19 provinces of Cambodia, local media reported on Friday.
According to the country’s National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM), some 22 of the fatalities have been reported in the northwestern Banteay Meanchey province.
Some 120,785 families, or over 483,100 people, have been impacted, with 11,554 families – 46,216 people – evacuated to safer areas, the NCDM added.
Heavy rains since September have triggered floods and landslides in at least 19 of the country’s 25 provinces, including the capital Phnom Penh.
Heavy rains and floods have also ravaged neighboring Vietnam, where at least 84 people, including rescue workers, have been killed in the past week.
At least 38 people are still missing in the country.