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74 homes submerged in Battambang flash flood

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Heavy rains damaged roads and crops in northwestern Battambang province’s Phnom Proek district on Wednesday, affecting 40 families. NCDM

74 homes submerged in Battambang flash flood

The flash flood triggered by torrential rain in Battambang province on July 14 affected more than 600 households in Phnom Proek district but did not cause any casualties, according to the Cambodian Red Cross (CRC).

Yan Udom, deputy head of the CRC Battambang branch in charge of natural disasters, said in a report that a total of 656 houses were affected, 74 of which were submerged.

“On the evening of July 14, there was heavy rain in Phnom Proek district, affecting 12 villages in four communes – nine villages in Bour and one each in Baraing Thleak, Phnom Proek and Pech Chenda,” the report said.

Udom said that as July 16, the water has receded and those who were evacuated to higher ground have also returned home.

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