Cambodia says 150 killed in worst floods in decade

Last Updated: Sunday, October 2, 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 2, 2011 - 16:30

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