More than 20 houses flooded in Pailin

Source : Khmer Times

Houses are flooded due to torrential rain. Fresh News

About 23 houses are flooded today due to torrential rain in Pailin province’s Sala Krao district as local authority intervened and brought villagers to safety.

Srey Chan Eng, director of Pailin provincial Information Department, said that on Sunday night two hours of heavy rain was hitting Sala Krao district, flooding 23 houses in Sala Krao and Andoung communes.

“Twenty-three houses are flooded and 80 meters of the street is under water after two hours of heavy rain,” Ms Chan Eng said.

She added that local officials helped move villagers’ property to safe places.

“Local authority came to help the villagers immediately to transport their property in the houses to safe places,” she said.

According to the Ministry of Water Resources, heavy rain is hitting Sala Krao district, causing some areas to be flooded.

Last week, Prime Minister Hun Sen called on the authorities to pay attention to restore the infrastructures and irrigation systems destroyed by the floods.

Mr Hun Sen said that the flood has happened almost throughout the country which destroyed farms and infrastructure, especially national roads.

“We need to restore those destroyed infrastructures, irrigation system, wells, and canals,” he said.

The Water Resources Ministry last week announced that the whole country will experience rainfall until September 26 and provinces along the central lowlands are expected to be flooded.

According to report of National Committee for Disaster Management, so far 52 people were killed by flooding in which 24 people died in Kampong Cham province, 20 people in Prey Veng, four in Stung Treng, three in Kratie and one in Tboung Khmum province.

The NCDM said that the recent flooding affected 21,720 families and 11,000 families were evacuated to safe places.



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