Cambodia, Vietnam Struggle to Stay Afloat as Torrential Rains Trigger Widespread Flooding

Tropical storms have caused flash floods throughout the neighboring nations, destroying crops and infrastructure, and impacting hundreds of thousands of households.

2020-10-16
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CAMBODIA

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This aerial photo taken on October 10, 2020 shows a flooded village in Cambodia's western Battambang province, following heavy rains in the region. Photo: AFP

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Soldiers help a woman get to safety over flood waters in a village in Cambodia's western Battambang province on October 10, 2020, following heavy rains in the region. Photo: AFP

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Residents carry belongings by hand and on makeshift rafts through flooded streets in Phnom Penh, Oct. 14, 2020. RFA

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A flooded urban street in Cambodia. Photo: RFA

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Floodwaters following heavy rains have inundated #Cambodia’s capital #PhnomPenh, creating a fetid soup as it mixed with weeks of garbage left uncollected as the result of a sanitation worker strike. Photo: RFA

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More than 2,000 workers from Cintri, a trash collection company, had gone on strike beginning Oct. 2 because they feared losing benefits after the local government opened bidding to three other companies on Cintri’s contract. Photo: RFA

 

VIETNAM

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An aerial picture shows houses submerged in flood waters caused by heavy rains in Quang Dien district in central Vietnam's Hue province on October 15, 2020. Photo: AFP

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Flooded villages are seen in Quang Tri province, Vietnam October 13, 2020. Photo: Ho Cau/VNA via REUTERS.

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Rescue workers travel by boat on a swelling river to access a flooded area in Quang Binh province, Vietnam, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. Vietnam, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. Torrential rains have flooded central Vietnam since last week as the region braces for more heavy rainfall. Photo: VNA via AP

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This picture taken and released by the Vietnam News Agency on October 14, 2020 shows Vietnamese search and rescue personnel crossing the Huong Dien hydroelectric project lake in the Huong Binh commune in Huong Khe district, during an operation after landslides following heavy rains at the Rao Trang 3 Hydropower Plant in central Vietnam. Photo: VNA via AFP

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Rescue workers travel by boat to access a flooded village in Quang Tri province, Vietnam, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. Torrential rains have flooded central Vietnam since last week as the region braces for more heavy rainfall. Photo: VNA via AP

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Phan Gia Quang , 51, eats his lunch next to flood waters around his home in Quang Dien district in central Vietnam's Hue province on October 15, 2020. Photo: AFP

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