Flooding in Banteay Meanchey province has claimed seven lives and left 200 families displaced in the past week as rain and rising rivers saturate the northwest of the country, according to the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM). Kompong Thom, Battambang, Kratie, Stung Treng and Pursat provinces have all been affected by heavy rains, but Banteay Meanchey was the worst hit, said Keo Vy, the committee’s deputy director of information. “Banteay Meanchey has been most affected by the floods,” he said. “About 2,592 families have been affected, 192 houses have been flooded and many hectares of rice fields
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