Village 1 Faces Severe Flooding

Sep. 18, 2010. Flood levels in Village 1 in Boeung Kak are expected to rise tonight as Shukaku Inc. continues pumping sand into the lake. Poles inserted into the sand indicate the company intends to raise sand levels by one metre overnight, affecting over 200 remaining households on the eastern shore of the lake as well as along the railway tracks. As water continues to flood into homes, at least one resident has sought refuge elsewhere while others work to raise their structures above water levels. Large parts of the community are already severely flooded, with the community’s only access road partly inundated.

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