Eleven villages along the banks of the Stung Sen River in Preah Vihear City have been evacuated to higher ground after a state of emergency was declared Sunday due to rising water levels, officials said Monday. About 349 families have been evacuated from two communes after the river rose to 11 meters, the threshold for a state of emergency, according to Chap Koy, director at the Department of Water Resources and Meteorology in Preah Vihear province. “We declared the rising waters and flood around the Stung Sen River an emergency on Sunday after the water rose to 11
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