Flood death toll in Cambodia rises to 43: disaster control agency

Flash floods in Cambodia have claimed 43 lives and forced the evacuations of 47,580 others so far, the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) said in a report on Tuesday.

Seasonal rains, exacerbated by tropical storms, have caused floods in 19 of the kingdom’s 25 cities and provinces since the beginning of the month, the report said, adding that 594,388 people have also been affected.

“As of Monday evening, the floods have killed 43 people, including 26 in Banteay Meanchey province,” it said.

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