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Flood death toll reaches 11

Children play in floodwater in Kandal’s Muk Kampoul district
Children play in floodwater in Kandal’s Muk Kampoul district on Tuesday. Heng Chivoan

Flood death toll reaches 11

Two more Cambodians have died in flooding-related incidents since Monday, bringing the total number killed this rainy season to 11, according to government figures.

Keo Vy, cabinet director at the National Committee for Disaster Management, said that one of the two victims was killed by a snake bite after heavy rains drew the snakes into populated areas.

About 4,500 families in six provinces have been relocated, while six houses in Kampong Cham and 63 houses in Tbong Khmum were destroyed.

Officials are continuing to evaluate the toll on property and crops, but thus far, 164 schools, 95 pagodas and 16 health clinics have been flooded, Vy said, adding that 35,000 hectares of crops have been inundated.

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