16 Provinces and Capital City Affected by Flash Floods
AKP Phnom Penh, October 12, 2020 —
Up to the afternoon of Oct. 11, 2020, 16 provinces and capital city or 51 districts/cities and 157 communes/Sangkat across Cambodia have been facing with flash floods.
The figures were shared today by H.E. Khun Sokha, Spokesperson for the National Committee for Disaster Management, stressing that the northwestern provinces are the most-hit by flash floods.
Some 9,560 of the 101,812 affected people have been evacuated to safety grounds while nine people have found dead, he said.
About 24,666 houses, 39,462 hectares of rice fields and 34,188 hectares of subsidiary crops have been destroyed, without counting inundated school buildings, roads and bridges, the spokesperson added.
Meanwhile, 27 districts/cities in 17 provinces have been hit by drought, damaging some 83,733 hectares of rice fields, H.E. Khun Sokha pointed out.
Article in Khmer by Phen Rattanak
Article in English by C. Nika