NCDM: Flash Flood Death Toll Rises to 40

The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) reported that the ongoing flash floods have so far killed 40 people.

From Sept. 1 to the evening of Oct. 24, 2020, the flash floods have affected 117 cities/districts/Khan in 20 of the 25 provinces and capital city – Phnom Penh, Pursat, Pailin, Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Svay Rieng, Thbong Khmum, Oddar Meanchey, Siem Reap, Takeo, Kampong Speu, Mondulkiri, Preah Sihanouk, Koh Kong, Preah Vihear, Stung Treng, Kampong Cham, Kandal, Kampong Chhnang, and Kampong Thom.

A total of 136,442 families or 545,768 people have been affected, of them 11,838 families or 47,352 people have been evacuated to the safety grounds, it added.

Besides, 120,418 houses, 925 schools, 305 pagodas, 270,007 hectares of rice fields, 88,779 hectares of subsidiary crops, and many roads, bridges, canals have been flooded and damaged.

Competent authorities at all levels have been actively taking necessary measures to timely assist the victims so as to reduce to the maximum the difficulties and the impact on people's properties and lives.

Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen this week visited and distributed relief to some 30,000 flooded-affected people in different districts of Banteay Meanchey province.

"The current priority of the Royal Government is to rescue people from the flood-hit areas," Samdech Techo Hun Sen underlined.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press