Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Six People Killed in Flood

Written by DAP NEWS -- Wednesday, 09 September 2009 04:54

At least six Cambodian people were reportedly killed in the recently at two different provices of Kampot and Preah Sihanouk and other 10,000 hectars of farm lands were also flooded.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday made a special visit to Kampot province to help the victims of recent flooding which has resulted in two deaths. The premier donated several thousand dollars to families of those who have suffered in the floods. “The flooding is a natural disaster but the level of flooding this year is bigger and more serious than the 2006 flooding, so all citizens must be careful, especially with electricity systems,” the premier told a large crowd.

PM Hun Sen expressed his deep and wholehearted regret for the victims who have suffered the effects of the flooding, donating CR10 million. The premier called for all locals to disconnect their electricity to avoid incidents.

The premier also asked all affiliated officials and agencies to take immediate measures to solve these problems and focus on infrastructure. The PM told the Kampot provincial governor to take immediate measures to help stricken locals.

“All officials are be ready to help the citizens … [with] boats and small ships so they can flee to safe places,” Khouhn Khun Hour, Kampot Province governor, told DAP News Cambodia. “However, we all regret that two people died in the flooding.”

Besides the premier’s personal aid, the provincial authority donated CR500,000 to each victim, as well as including 50 kg of rice and other items.

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