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Cambodian gov't warns about Typhoon Ketsana

2009-09-29 12:17:35 GMT2009-09-29 20:17:35 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

PHNOM PENH, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- The Royal Government of Cambodia has warned people over the eventual impacts of typhoon "Ketsana", which has recently killed more than 100 people in the Philippines, official news agency AKP reported on Tuesday.

It said that in a directive signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sept. 28, the government warned the public Ketsana would have great impacts on northeastern provinces such as Rattanakiri, Mondulkiri, Stung Treng, Kratie, Kampong Cham and Kampong Thom on Sept. 29.

On Sept. 30, the typhoon would hit the northwestern part of the country and other provinces around the Tonle Sap Lake Kampong Cham, Kampong Chhnang, Pursat, Battambang, Pailin, Banteay Meanchey, Siem Reap, Preah Vihear, Oddar Meanchey and Kampong Thom.

The tropical storm would increase water level of Mekong River and cause floods, the directive said.

The Royal Government of Cambodia appealed to all relevant ministries and institutions, particularly the local authorities to increase their attention and take preventive measures in order to reduce to the damages.

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