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Floods leave hundreds dead in Cambodia and Thailand

Samrang Pring / Reuters

A girl sits in a bucket as her sister pushes it through floodwaters on a street in Kandal province, Cambodia, on October 10. Floods have killed 207 people in Cambodia and more than 100,000 hectares of rice paddies have been damaged, the Cambodian National Disaster Management Committee (CNDMC) announced on Monday.

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Schoolboys on a flooded street in Kandal province, Cambodia, on October 10. The floods have displaced more than 300,000 families, according to the CNDMC.

Sukree Sukplang / Reuters

An aerial view of a flooded area in Ayutthaya province, Thailand, on October 10. Thai rescue workers scrambled on Monday to prevent a humanitarian disaster as the worst flooding in half a century swamped large sections of the country, shut factories and stranded thousands of people.

Sukree Sukplang / Reuters

A policeman directs traffic in a flooded area of Ayutthaya province, Thailand, on October 10. About 261 people have died since late July in flood-related incidents, the Thai Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation said.

I was impressed to see the traffic cop still at his post. Read more about the floods, which have affected Vietnam and the Philippines as well as Cambodia and Thailand.