Flooding at Cambodia leaves at least 11 dead

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Flooding in Cambodia has murdered at least 11 people since the start of the month, a disaster official said Sunday.

Seasonal rains were made worse with a tropical storm, which caused flash flooding in many provinces a week,” said Khun Sokha, a spokesman for the National Committee for Disaster Management.

One of the 11 deceased, 10 have allegedly drowned in floodwaters and one has been killed by lightning,” he explained. Many hundred families have been evacuated to high ground, ” he explained.

On Friday, Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered local police to mobilize help to people affected.

The Department of Public Works and Transportation on Sunday prohibited trucks from streets that were inundated in just two worst-hit states in the country’s shore, Battambang and Pursat.