Cambodia, Flooding (Mekong River)

18:12 Sep 10 2019 Cambodia

National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) spokesman Keo Vy said on Tuesday that since September 3, over 500km of dirt roads and 60km of national and provincial roads have sustained serious damage due to the rising Mekong River and recent heavy downpours.

The ravaged dirt roads are in four provinces including Stung Treng, Kratie, Kampong Cham and Tbong Khmum.

NCDM spokesman Keo Vy said floods have also damaged 13,811ha of rice crops and 879ha of other crops.

Around 45,798 families have seen their homes submerged, with 6,893 of them evacuated to higher ground along with their 20,917 heads of cattle.

Vy said as of Tuesday, the floods had killed seven people – two men and five children aged 18 months to 11 years.
Additional Data
Country: Cambodia
Affected Area / Region: Mondulkiri, Ratanakiri, Kratie, Steung Treng, Preah Vihear, Kampong Chhnang, Tboung Khmum, Kampong Speu, Kampot, Kep and Koh Kong


Death: 7
Affected Families: 45798
Affected Persons: 228990
Displaced Persons: 34465


Damaged infrastructure (e.g. road, water network): 60 km of national and provincial roads, 500 km of dirt roadsLoss of livelihood sources: 13,811 ha of rice crops, 879 ha of other crops

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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