DFA says no Pinoys affected in Cambodia floods


Posted at Aug 16 2018 10:57 PM

MANILA - The Department of Foreign Affairs on Thursday said there are no Filipinos affected by the flooding in several provinces near the Mekong River in Cambodia.

In a statement, the DFA said the Philippine Embassy in Cambodia has remained in touch with some 300 Filipinos in the flood-affected provinces of Stung Treng, Kratie, Thbong Khmum, Kampong Cham, Kandal, and Prey Veng. 

According to Ambassador to Phnom Pehn Christopher B. Montero, the water level in the Mekong is now below the danger mark. However, there is another low pressure area expected to bring more rains in the next couple of days.

Montero also said the embassy will continue to monitor the situation.

A report on The Phnom Penh Post said the floods were caused by heavy rains in the coastal provinces and a dam collapse in Laos. 

The flooding in the Mekong River has claimed at least 15 lives over the past three weeks.