Roads, homes and businesses in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district were submerged Wednesday as floodwaters rose rapidly due to heavy rainfall and construction workers partially filling in land where a canal channeling rainwater out of the city once flowed. Up to 1,000 families raced to save electrical items and evacuate their homes in Stung Meanchey district, while an excavator worked to reduce the water level by digging away part of the filled in land under the Meanchey bridge, where work has begun on a new flyover. District governor Kuoch Chamroeun acknowledged that work around the bridge had exacerbated the
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