Cambodia says 150 killed in worst floods in decade
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Last Updated: Sunday, October 02, 2011, 16:30
  
Phnom Penh: Cambodia says flash floods have killed at least 150 people in the Southeast Asian nation since August.

The floods are the worst to hit the country since 2000, when 374 people were killed.

Cambodian government disaster agency spokesman Keo Vy said today that flood waters along the Mekong River and other places have damaged 670,000 acres (271,000 hectares) of rice fields, as well as 904 schools and 361 Buddhist temples.

Phnom Penh: Cambodia says flash floods have killed at least 150 people in the Southeast Asian nation since August.

The floods are the worst to hit the country since 2000, when 374 people were killed.

Cambodian government disaster agency spokesman Keo Vy said today that flood waters along the Mekong River and other places have damaged 670,000 acres (271,000 hectares) of rice fields, as well as 904 schools and 361 Buddhist temples.

The government in neighbouring Thailand says heavy floods there have also killed 206 people since August.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, October 02, 2011, 16:30


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