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Flooding hits Ratanakiri

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Ratanakkiri provincial authorities evacuate people affected by the floods in Lumphat district on August 12. RATANAKIRI ADMINISTRATION

Flooding hits Ratanakiri

Several days of continuous rain has caused flooding in Lumphat and Kon Mom districts, and inundated the homes of 472 families.

277 of the families had so far been evacuated. Fortunately, no deaths had been reported, said an August 12 report from the Ratanakkiri provincial disaster management committee.

The report said that the floods in 15 villages in five communes in the two districts had damaged more than 400 homes, one school, and a pagoda. More than 2,000 animals had been moved to safety.

It added that the floods had also covered 783ha of rice fields and 845ha of cash crops. Almost 20km of road were under water, along with 13 bridges and many drainage wells and sewer systems.

The report said that more than 100 officials – including members of the armed forces and village security guards – had worked together to evacuate the stricken villagers and help carry their belongings to safety.

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