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Cambodia – More than 700 pigs at a farm in Preah Vihear province’s Tbeng Meanchey district either drowned or broke loose overnight on Monday when flash floods caused by the rapidly rising Stung Sen river inundated villages in Bramme commune. This season around 45,798 families have seen their homes submerged, with 6,893 of them evacuated to higher ground along with their 20,917 heads of cattle. As of Tuesday, the floods had killed seven people – two men and five children aged 18 months to 11 years.
India – Floods are now an annual nightmare in many parts of southern and western India. Valleys in the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala that weren’t considered flood-prone until recently are at risk. During floods and landslides in August 2019, two villages were completely destroyed killing a number of people, while a year earlier Kerala saw its worst floods in a century. These floods appear to be getting more severe. Climate change is causing stronger and more erratic rainfall with recurrent floods in low-lying areas while population growth is putting more people in risky areas. And another problem comes from deforestation in the mountain range where much of the water first fell: the Western Ghats.