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Cambodia floods kill 9

Death toll from Cambodia floods have risen to nine, National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) said today.

Banteay Meanchey, Preah Vihear, Kampong Thom and Kratie provinces are reported to be worst hit by floods.

Cambodia floods have affected some 5,300 families and evacuated about 450 families, Xinhua said.

Earlier there was report of seven fatalities from Cambodia floods.

The 2011 Cambodia floods had claimed lives of at least 250 people. Cambodia floods damage was US$ 100-161 Million.

Flooding is one of the main natural disaster in Cambodia as 80 percent of the Cambodia’s territory lies within the Mekong River. Cambodia floods claim lives of about 100 people annually and cause agricultural losses of 100 to 170 million USD each year.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 16, 2013

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