Thousands of families continue to be affected by relentless flooding caused by heavy rains and the opening of dams in neighboring Thailand and Vietnam, causing a surge in the Mekong River in Cambodia that has inundated communities along its banks. The floods have claimed at least 12 lives since bad weather caused by a strong high-pressure system began almost two weeks ago, bringing the total killed in floods to 23 so far this year, said Keo Vy, cabinet chief for the National Committee for Disaster Management. There were no further deaths reported as of Wednesday evening, but since
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