Flash floods kill seven Cambodians

September 16, 2009

Seven Cambodians have died in flash floods after days of torrential rains inundated hundreds of homes and damaged many rice paddies, a government report says.

Rains that started on September 4 hit five provinces and a total of seven people, including three children, drowned in the deluge, according to the report released by the National Committee for Disaster Management on Wednesday.

The rains flooded 1,409 houses and nearly 29,000ha of rice were affected and damaged, the report said.

Officials said the floods, which also destroyed some infrastructure, had subsided

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