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Cambodia flooding kills 23

Flooding in Cambodia has claimed lives of at least 23 people in the last two weeks, National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) said today.

Cambodia flooding has affected around 56,900 families in seven different provinces.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has advised concerned ministries and authorities to be on high alert and prepare to evacuate people.

Low pressure system and Wutip typhoon have been causing heavy rains in the Mekong River basin and in Cambodia, weather officials said.

Last year, Cambodia flooding killed 14 people, Xinhua reported.

The 2011 Cambodia flooding had claimed lives of at least 250 people. Cambodia flooding 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 September 27, 2013

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