Four homes collapse into the Mekong River

Four of the 26 houses in danger of sliding into the Mekong River collapsed on Sunday leaving 16 families homeless.

The accident took place at around 2.30pm in Kandal province’s Loeuk Dek district, in Prek Dach commune, due to heavy rain and wind.

Major Lonh Samnang, Prek Dach commune police chief, said authorities received information on Saturday about the homes of 26 families that were in danger of collapsing into the river.

“As police officers, we evacuated the victims to a temporary safe place to wait for the commune or district authorities to find a solution for them,” he told Khmer Times.

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