Floods claim five lives in Vietnam and two in Cambodia

Elderly residents and small children clung to inflatable tyres as soldiers and police used rope lines to get them to safety from rising floodwater on Saturday (Oct 10) in Cambodia’s western province of Battambang.

Hundreds of families in three Cambodian provinces – Pursat, Battambang and Pailin – have been forced to evacuate amid extreme rainfall ahead of the arrival of a tropical depression across the Mekong region.

“A two-year-old child and 57-year-old man have drowned in the flood,” Seak Vichet, a spokesman for the Cambodian national committee for disaster management told AFP on Saturday.

In full: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/floods-vietnam-cambodia-dead-pursat-battambang-pailin-13248576

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