Cambodia: Flood situation gets worse – over 26,000 evacuated and 20 dead already

Flash floods in Cambodia have so far left 20 people dead and forced the evacuation of 26,608 people, Seak Vichet, a spokesman for the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM), said on Sunday.

Tropical storm-triggered rains caused floods in 19 of the kingdom’s 25 cities and provinces since the beginning of the month, he said, adding that 245,428 people have also been affected.

“As of Saturday evening, the floods have killed 20 people,” Vichet told Xinhua, adding that the worst-hit provinces included Pursat, Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, and Kandal as well as southwestern suburb of Phnom Penh.

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