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Phnom Penh (VNA) – Torrential rains left by storm Noul has caused severe flooding in a number of localities in Cambodia and forced local authorities to issue emergency state to limit travelling as water level in rivers continues to rise.

So far, the storm has left 11 dead, including eight people killed by a lightning strike and three others swept away by floodwater. Meanwhile, nearly 2,000 houses and about 312 hectares of rice and crop farm have been submerged.  At the same time, 475 residents had to leave homes for a safer place.

According to Cambodia’s National Committee for Disaster Management, storm Noul's impact has caused flash flood in some parts of five provinces - Preah Sihanouk, Koh Kong, Oddar Meanchey, Pailin and Pursat.

Pailin has been the hardest-hit locality with 40 houses and 400m of canals affected. Governor Phan Chanthul said that heavy rains and flooding also affected 80 households in Sala Krao, while drowning the whole crop areas in the locality.

On September 21, a large bridge in Phnim Kravanh district of Pursat province collapsed, interrupting transportation activities through the bridge./.