800 people killed by floods Southeast Asia

Prokeab village in Cambodia shows the overwhelming impact of flood waters on people's lives and livelihoods.

Eight hundred people have been killed by floods in Southeast Asia as rains continue to pound the region, according to the UN humanitarian agency (OCHA).

OCHA says the situation remains serious and there is fear of waterborne diseases caused by flooding.

It estimates that 8 million people have been affected by the floods in Thailand, Viet Nam, Cambodia and the Philippines since June this year.

Kirsten Mildren is OCHA's spokesperson in Bangkok, Thailand.

"The rain is continuing. It's still unrelenting. There has been a particular focus, I think, on Thailand because of the fact that the government had done everything that it possibly can to prevent the water from coming right to the centre of Bangkok but they haven't been able to hold it off. The flood walls keep on breaking. But at the same time because they are holding the water back, they are actually causing other areas to flood outside of Bangkok and that's also a real concern for everyone because of waterborne diseases."

OCHA says the monsoons are likely to continue until at least the end of October.

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