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Friday, 14 October 2011

Cambodia's flood death toll reaches almost 250

Mangrove trees were flooded in Cambodia.

ABC Radio Australia
Updated October 14, 2011

Monsoon flooding in Cambodia has affected more than a million people and caused more than 200 deaths, the majority of which have been children.

Presenter: Liam Cochrane
Speaker: Stav Zotalis, country director for CARE Cambodia

ZOTALIS: Over a million people have been affected, the death toll has actually increased. It's now 247 people and also an extra 10,000 hectares of farmland have been... The number of deaths is a very concerning issue and the extent of the damage is alarming. Seventeen of Cambodia's 24 provinces are considered emergency areas and floodwaters are expected to remain high for the days ahead.

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