Kandal province residents whose homes fell into the Bassac river said Thursday that they’re sleeping in plastic tents while they wait for the government to respond to their concerns over the collapsing riverbank and nearby sand dredging.
Four houses were completely destroyed when the Bassac riverbank collapsed in Raka Khpos commune’s Koh Kor village on February 22, and another six homes are perched on the new edge of the river, villagers told VOD.
Muon Laisiem said her house fell completely into the river, and she’s now living in a tent on the land next to where her house previously stood. When authorities came to talk to affected families on Sunday, Laisiem said she asked them to provide some form of housing for the sake of children in the village.
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