Last Updated: Monday, August 12, 2013

Cambodia flooding 2013 claim 7 lives

Cambodia flooding 2013 have claimed seven lives so far, National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) said today.

Flooding in Banteay Meanchey, Preah Vihear and Kampong Thom provinces have displaced some 450 families, Xinhua reported.

According to The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM), Cambodia flooding 2013 have damaged some 230 houses and submerged around 3,000 hectares of rice paddy.

The 2011 Cambodia flooding had claimed lives of at least 250 people. Cambodia flooding damage was US$ 100-161 Million.

Flooding is one of the main natural disaster in Cambodia as 80 percent of the Cambodia’s territory lies within the Mekong River. Cambodia floods claim lives of about 100 people annually and cause agricultural losses of 100 to 170 million USD each year.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 12, 2013