Flooding in Cambodia – Pics of the day.
The death toll caused by severe flooding along the Mekong River increased by eight, bringing the total number of deaths over the past two weeks to more than 20, including 11 children.
Phnom Penh will face flooding in certain areas from September 28, 2013, as the level of the Mekong River surpasses emergency level, while heavy rainfall from tropical storm Wutip, which made landfall in Laos from the South China Sea on Friday, September 27, 2013.
Stung Treng, Kratie, Kompong Thom, Banteay Meanchey, Oddar Meanchey and Preah Vihear provinces have also been badly affected since Sept 15, 2013, while Kandal province began to flood on September 24, 2013.
On September 27, 2013,, the Mekong River reached 10.06 meters at the Tonle Bassac-Chaktomuk water station on the city’s riverfront, just below the emergency 10.50-meter level, stirring concerns of further flooding in three districts: Meanchey, Dangkao and Pur Senchey.
Update of Sept 29, 2013:
- Flood kills 23 in Cambodia – Xinhua | English.news.cn
- Families flee Cambodia flooding (Reuters AlertNet)
- Flood kills 23 in Cambodia – CNTVNA
Floods Kill Eight More as Evacuees Face Health Problems (The Cambodia Daily, Sept 27, 2013)
- INTEMPÉRIES – 36 morts au Vietnam et au Cambodge (Lepetitjournal)
- Mekong River Flooding Threatens Parts Of Phnom Penh (The Cambodia Daily, Sept 28, 2013)
- Cambodian PM orders extra-vigilance over floods as death toll rises to 23 (GlobalTimes)
- Heavy rains spawned by Typhoon Usagi kill 36 in Vietnam, Cambodia (globalnation.inquirer.net)
- Cambodia flooding kills 23 (disaster-report.com)