Floods in Cambodia kill 24 people

Floods triggered by torrential rains have killed 24 people in Cambodia.

A tropical storm brought torrential rain that has fallen intermittently for more than one week. Flood damage has been reported across the country, including the capital, Phnom Penh, where a river overflowed.

Cambodian media report that the floods have inundated about 60,000 homes and forced more than 26,000 people to evacuate.

Footage taken in Phnom Penh on Friday shows people evacuating in boats through floodwater that had risen waist-high.

The rain is forecast to continue for some time in many parts of the country.

Concern is growing that the damage could worsen further.

Cambodian authorities are distributing blankets and other relief supplies to people and calling on them to stay on the alert.