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Lao PDR, Flooding in several Provinces

01:00 Jul 25 2017 Bolikhamsai, Laos

Lao PDR, Flooding in several Provinces
Description
The high rainfall intensity, enhanced by the Tropical Storm (TS) "Sonca", has triggered flooding in Province of Saravan, Champassak, Xekong, Xayaboury, Borikhamxay. Savannakhet and Attapeu.

In Xayaboury Province, two people were died and one person was reportedly injured after flash flood hit Kaenthao District. About 89 houses were affected by the incident.

Meanwhile in Borikhamxay Province, the flood has severely affected 43 villages in Khamkeuth District. About 900 families were reportedly affected and one person was died because of the flood. The flood also submerged at least 559 ha of crops and rice fields.

The TS "Sonca" which brought heavy rain since 25 July, has also triggered flooding in Champassak Province where 628 families in 14 villages of Pakxe District had been affected so as 13,5 ha of rice field.The local authority has evacuated 47 families to temporary shelter.

In Savannakhet, 245 families in eight villages of Xayphouthong District and 451 ha of rice fields were reportedly affected.

Meanwhile in Xekong Province, more than 10 families were affected in Lamam District.

Further, 30 villages and 1,511 ha of rice field in Vapy District, Saravan Province were flooded.

The flood also inundated hectares of agriculture areas in Sanamxay District, Attapeu Province.
Additional Data
Country: Laos
Affected Area / Region: Saravan, Champassak, Xekong, Xayaboury, Borikhamxay. Savannakhet and Attapeu.

Casualty

Death: 3
Affected Families: 1872
Affected Houses: 89
Displaced Persons: 188

Damages

Agricultures/Fisheries (ha): 2535

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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