Flood death toll in Cambodia rises to 43

Flash floods in Cambodia killed 43 people and forced 47,580 to be evacuated, the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) said.

The report says seasonal rains, exacerbated by tropical storms, have caused flooding in 19 of the kingdom’s 25 cities and provinces since the beginning of the month and affected 594,388 people.

“As of Monday evening, the flood has killed 43 people, including 26 in the province of Banteymeanchey,” the report said.

The report said the provinces of Banteay Minchi, Pursat, Battambang and Kampong Thom, as well as the southwestern suburb of Phnom Penh, were hardest hit, adding that floods also flooded 133,203 homes and 369,208 hectares of rice and other crops.

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology said in a press release on Tuesday that more rain and wind are expected on October 28 and 29 as the kingdom is suffering from the impact of Typhoon Molave.

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