One person died after hours of heavy rain caused flash flooding in the coastal city of Sihanoukville in southern Cambodia.
On August 24, Cambodia's Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology warned that the country would be under the influence of a low pressure system in the coming days, increasing the likelihood of heavy rainfall.
In Sihanouk, officials said the flooding occurred after about 279 mm of rain fell on the evening of August 24, 2021. Drainage canals overflowed, and roads around the city in some areas were under water at a depth of 1 meter. Residents of the city were warned to stay at home. One person died after being washed away by flood waters. A full damage assessment has not yet been completed.
Other parts of the country have experienced heavy rains in recent days, particularly in the city of Koh Kong (Khemarak Phoumin), the capital and largest city of the Koh Kong province in Cambodia.