Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Flooding hits homes, raises fears of dengue

Flooding hits homes, raises fears of dengue

Flooding hits homes, raises fears of dengue

090908_03
Kong Tang, 35, walks past his apartment that has been flooded for over a week in Boeung Salang, Russey Keo, on Monday.

FLASH flooding caused by heavy rains has damaged more than 20 homes in Kampot province and sparked concerns about a spike in dengue fever in the capital, officials said Monday.

Ros Se, director of Kampot's provincial information department, said the province had been hit by five days of rain. Mao Hak, director of the national Department of Hydrology and River Works, said flooding had also occurred in Kratie, Stung Treng and Kampong Cham provinces.

Ngan Chantha, head of the National Anti-Dengue Programme, said the flooding made anti-dengue precautions more important, adding that 24 children had died of the disease this year.

MOST VIEWED

  • US think tank warns of China's 'ulterior motives'

    A US think tank on Tuesday warned that spreading Chinese investment in the Indo-Pacific follows a pattern of leveraging geopolitical influence at the expense of the nations receiving investment, including Cambodia. The report looks at a sample of 15 Chinese port development projects, noting that the

  • More than three tonnes of ivory reportedly bound for Cambodia seized in Mozambique

    A total of 3.5 tonnes of ivory reportedly bound for Cambodia was seized by authorities in Mozambique late last week, according to the NGO Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). CITES' information was based on a report from the

  • Defence Ministry denies weapons in smuggling case came from Cambodia

    After a Thai national was arrested last week for allegedly smuggling guns from Cambodia to Thailand, Cambodia's Defence Ministry has claimed the weapons seized during the arrest are not used in Cambodia, despite the fact that both types of rifle seized are commonly found in

  • Shipwreck found off coast of Koh Kong

    Royal Cambodian Navy researchers are working to identify a decades-old shipwreck found earlier this month off the coast of Koh Kong province. Divers found the 70-metre-long wreck on April 4 about a mile from Koh Chhlam island, according to Navy officials. Deputy Navy Commander Tea Sokha,