A total of 40 houses belonging to 21 families were damaged when the banks of Bassac River collapsed in Kandal province on the afternoon of April 24.
According to a report, the 40 houses in Trapeang Chhouk village, Sa’ang district, were damaged by the river bank collapse. Two houses were completely destroyed, 28 were severely damaged and the remaining 10 houses were slightly affected.
The report added that a landslide on the banks of the Bassac River caused by water levels receding started the landslides. The weight of the houses put pressure on the shore, triggering the landslide.
The report added that after the collapse, residents will no longer be able to live or conduct business there .
Authorities called on people who have been affected to move any remaining materials and property that were not lost in the landslide from the affected areas.
They also advised people to be careful and leave any homes that are deemed unsafe and may affect people's lives. In addition, residents are being urged to tie rope to their houses to secure them and avoid people moving in or dismantling them.