Floods threaten Mekong nations

Four people have been killed in flooding and landslides in Laos, where the Mekong river has hit its highest level in at least 100 years after several months of unusually heavy rain, Reuters reported.
Eastern Thailand and Cambodia are now braced for major flooding as the water surge moves slowly south, the report said. Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, sits right on the bank of the river. Officials said they had warned people living near the Mekong to move their families and livestock to higher ground.
The high waters will ultimately flow down into Vietnam, where at least 130
people were killed and 36 were missing this week after the worst floods in
decades due to the remnants of a tropical storm.

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