In rush to electrify, Cambodia stirs the living and dead

Srekor, Cambodia — Nat Sota worries about the spirits of her ancestors.

They have been lying in watery graves since Cambodia’s newest hydroelectric dam flooded her village of Srekor, and with it, the nearby burial ground.

“We don’t know whether they can swim or not,” she said, sitting under a wooden house on stilts near the dam’s reservoir.

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