Floods kill 36 people in Cambodia hinh anh 1Flood recorded on the outskirts of Phnom Penh (Source: AFP/VNA)

Phnom Penh (VNA)Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen confirmed on October 22 morning that severe flooding has claimed 36 lives, with Banteay Meanchey province being hardest hit with 19 fatalities.

The PM visited local people affected by the disaster in Banteay Meanchey, where he announced that the Government will grant 10 million riel (2,500 USD) for each family of the deceased.

The PM’s working delegation also distributed relief goods to around 10,000 affected families in this province.

According to the Cambodian National Disaster Management Committee, since the beginning of October, heavy rains and tropical storms have caused floods in 19 out of 25 provinces and cities of Cambodia, affecting 312,224 people, submerging 73,720 houses and over 293,000 hectares of rice and other crops./.