Phnom Penh: Flooding kills at least 24, leaves more than 270,000 homeless And temporarily surrounded by floodwaters and under the tents of safe areas protected by local authorities. Prime Minister Hun Sen urges high vigilance and strengthens the implementation of sanitary measures.
According to data from the National Committee for Disaster Management obtained by the Post on Sunday, the floods As of the morning of October 17, 24 people had drowned and affected people living in 19 capitals and provinces, more than 270,000 people.
More than 26,608 people were evacuated to safety. A total of nearly 170,000 hectares of rice fields were affected, of which 32,382 hectares were completely damaged, affecting more than 73,000 hectares of mixed crops. More than 38,000 hectares were completely damaged and more than 344 km of national and provincial roads and nearly 1 rural road were affected. 500 km.
On the occasion of visiting flood victims in Dangkor district, Phnom Penh on the night of the 15th October Prime Minister says that although the flood situation in Kampong Speu is now slightly reduced and is Return to normal due to light rain, but parts of Dangkor district, Phnom Penh and Kandal district The river of Kandal province, the delta of Kampong Speu province, has not yet receded, which requires More caution.
"In the past few days, people living in some capitals and provinces are living in Difficult due to floods, rain flooding houses. However, in this circumstance, strengthening sanitation measures and helping each other in emergencies is "It's the most important thing."
The Prime Minister also called on the relevant authorities to pay more attention to providing first aid to flood victims. Floods will have to monitor the health of the people by providing medicine and timely treatment. However, reduce the risks as much as possible.
"Even though we have reached a safe place, we have to be more careful, especially children Visit the water and take good care of personal hygiene. "Do not drink unclean water that leads to diarrhea, vomiting, bring more difficulties."
"Kovid 19 and the floods destroyed us but could not kill us when "We are all careful and consistently adhere to the rules of clean living."
According to the Prime Minister, at present, only three capitals and provinces are still facing severe floods in In Phnom Penh, Kandal and Banteay Meanchey provinces, the flood situation has begun to recede.
Regarding the case, Banteay Meanchey provincial administration spokesman Ly Sary told the Post on Sunday that due to continued rain in Extreme levels of flood danger were announced in Bavel district, Battambang province, and on the Thai border, killing at least 13 people. And affected a total of 15,111 houses. A total of 173,926 people, including 11,172 people, were evacuated to safety.
He said the floods also inundated 41,484 hectares of rice, cassava and more than two crops. 800 hectares. 84 schools were temporarily suspended, 9 health centers … and affected 489 roads with a total length of more than 295 km. M.
"At the moment we are continuing to inspect the situation and evacuate people from the severely flooded areas," he said. Come to safety and provide first aid to the victims as well.
Nhem Phearum, director of Thmar Puok Referral Hospital, told the Post on Sunday that floodwaters flowing through the Thai border had flooded. Thmar Puok District Referral Hospital. A total of 69 patients and doctors, including 69 medical staff, were evacuated to Svay Chek District Hospital. And the provincial hospital in Mongkol Borei district.
"The water has already flooded the beds of patients, so we can not continue to treat them in the situation," he said. Such a risk. We need to evacuate them to Svay Chek District Referral Hospital and Banteay Meanchey Provincial Hospital, which are safe to ensure their treatment. He continued until he recovered.
135 philanthropists donate more than $ 6.8 million and more than 434 million riels and 5,000 euros to the head of government to Respond to immediate solutions to flood victims. This is according to Mr. Hun Sen's Facebook post last night, October 17.
The government also donated 200 million riels in cash to 20 families of victims who drowned, including 1 The family received 10 million riels in cash. This is according to Mr. Khun Sokha, spokesman for the National Committee for Disaster Management yesterday.