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Cambodia floods claim 97 lives

09-27-2011 09:59 BJT

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PHNOM PENH, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian government said Saturday that the flooding that has hit the country since last month brings less worries, despite a close watch continued, a government official said.

Mao Hak, deputy director general of Ministry of Water Resource and Metrology said, as of Saturday afternoon, the water level in the upper part of the Mekong River is already subsided.

However, he said, the recent days of high water rise in the upper part will continue to hit the lower part of the country including Phnom Penh, but it will not hit hard.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen scheduled to convene a special Cabinet meeting early next week on this urgent issue.

Phay Siphan, spokesman of the Office of the Council of Ministers said Saturday evening that a special Cabinet meeting will be held on Monday to discuss on flooding and damages and further actions to be taken so as to help those affected by the flooding.

On Friday, the government released the latest report saying at least 58 people, including a British national, were killed in the country since the flooding began in August.

Siem Reap province, home of the world's tourist destination-- was hit hard by flooding as a result of heavy rain falls over the past few days, but was also a little subsided on Saturday afternoon.

 

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