Cambodia flood deaths climb to 122

Phnom Penh, Oct 14 : The deaths in Cambodia's flash floods over the past four weeks have climbed to 122, a senior disaster control official said Monday.

"The flood in Mekong river has killed 122 people so far and affected some 1.5 million people," Nhim Vanda, vice-president of the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM), told Xinhua.

Besides, some 250,000 hectares of paddy field have been submerged. The flood has also damaged national and gravel roads, he said.

"Water has receded in most of the flooded areas Monday, but four provinces - Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Kampong Thom and Kratie - are still suffering," he added.

According to the NCDM, the 2011 floods killed 250 people and damaged property worth USD 521 million.

--IANS (Posted on 14-10-2013)

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