More than 10,000 people have been evacuated in Cambodia after a tropical storm triggered flash floods, an official said Wednesday.
Seasonal rains made worse by the storm caused flooding in 19 of the country’s 25 provinces, affecting 140,000 people in all, said Khun Sokha, a spokesman for the National Committee for Disaster Management.
The flooding also destroyed thousands of hectares (acres) of rice, he said. The capital, Phnom Penh, was not badly hit, though police moved more than 500 families in a southern part of the city to safer ground.
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