Scores dead in recent Southeast Asia flooding
PHNOM PENH (AFP) - More than 150 people have died in floods drenching swathes of Southeast Asia in recent weeks, officials said on Monday, after a tree smashed into a 12th century temple at Cambodia's Angkor complex.
Heavy rains have waterlogged homes and farmland across the region as recent typhoons worsened the annual rainy season.
In Cambodia, the death toll from floods since mid-September stood at 83 on Monday, nearly half of them children, according to the National Disaster Management Committee.
More than 10,000 families have been evacuated, while hundreds of schools and dozens of homes have been deluged.