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Villagers tend to their cucumber crop on Monday as water threatens to wreak havoc on their farm in Kandal province
Villagers tend to their cucumber crop on Monday as water threatens to wreak havoc on their farm in Kandal province. Heng Chivoan

Floods claim two more

Flooding across 12 provinces has killed another two people, bringing the death toll to 29, an official said yesterday.

The deaths occurred in Kampong Cham and Prey Veng provinces, according to Keo Vy, cabinet director at the National Committee for Disaster Management.

“Floods did not damage houses, crops or infrastructure as much as on Monday,” Vy said.

The recent floods were caused by heavy rains in Thailand, Laos and along the upper Mekong River.

In contrast, Vy said, farmers in three provinces – Takeo, Kampong Speu and Kandal – are facing water shortages due to a lack of rain.

More than 25,000 hectares of farmland are at risk, he said.

“It is really affecting the crops, although the rice has not wilted and died yet,” said Nheb Srorn, director of the agriculture department in Takeo.

“But if we do not have rain within 10 days, it will lead to real damage,” he said.

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