#Cambodia Kingdom counts 18 dead from Mekong floods

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At least 18 people in the Kingdom have died and more than 40,000 families impacted by the Mekong River flooding this season, National Committee for Natural Disaster spokesman Keo Vy, told The Post on Monday.

He said floodwaters in the five riverside provinces of Tbong Khmum, Kampong Cham, Stung Treng and Prey Veng had reached alarmingly high levels.

“At least 18 people have died. Kampong Cham has seen 10 drowned. The water levels of the Sesan and Sekong rivers have reached the alert point,” he said.

Vy said normally they experience Mekong floods up to three times per year. Overall water levels, however, depended largely on rain and weather patterns.

On Thursday, Preah Sihanouk Governor Yun Min distributed five tonnes of rice seeds to 113 families who lived in the province’s Veal and Thmey villages.

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