Three people were reported missing in Koh Kong and Pailin provinces, hundreds of people were evacuated in Preah Sihanouk Province and tourists got stranded on islands as tropical storm Noul moved over the Gulf of Thailand and Cambodia’s coast during the last few days, the authorities reported on Sept. 20.
In Koh Kong Province, a fisherman has been missing since his boat sank on Sept.19. “One boat sank with two people on board,” Koh Kong Province Governor Mithona Phuthong said on Sept. 20. “One was rescued but the other went missing.” The authorities are continuing the search for the body of the missing fisherman, she said.
Meanwhile, two people went missing in Pailin Province as they crossed a river that runs along the border between Cambodia and Thailand. According to a report on the General Commissariat of National Police website, they were among a group of 11 people who were crossing the river to return to Cambodia.