Over 12,000 overseas Vietnamese families affected by floods

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Over 12,000 overseas Vietnamese families affected by floods

Flood in Cambodia. Source: Internet

More than 12,000 overseas Vietnamese households in Cambodia have been affected by severe floods, of which 7,000 households are in Kandal province and nearly 2,000 households in Pray Veng Province.

According to the preliminary statistics of the Federation of Vietnamese-Cambodian people, tens of houses have been swept away by the flooding and thousands more are submerged, forcing people to seek other shelters.

Ms Pham Thanh Thuy, Vice President and Secretary General of the Federation of Vietnamese-Cambodian People, said that the Federation has not received any reports from several provinces around Tonle Sap Lake, where many overseas Vietnamese live. However, according to the mass media of Cambodia, the region is also severely affected by floods.

According to the Cambodian authorities, floods have occurred across 15 provinces of Cambodia since late August and have killed 61 people, including 43 children. Over 90,000 families have been affected, of which more than 13,000 families have had to move to other shelters. 132,000 hectares of rice have not been harvested, causing a complete loss of 28,000 hectares of crop.

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