People make their way through a flooded area near the Mekong river in Phnom Penh October 1, 2013
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At least 30 dead in Cambodia floods

At least 30 people have died in Cambodia after two weeks of floods caused by heavy rains and the Mekong River overflowing its banks, officials say.

More than 9,000 families fled their homes and about 100,000 hectares (247,000 acres) of rice fields were destroyed by rising waters, local reports say.

The government warned that rains would continue as Typhoon Wutip made for neighbouring Vietnam.

Some residents were forced to use makeshift boats to make their way through flooded streets.

  • 01 Oct 2013
  • From the section Asia