I haven’t been out the past week so I have very little pictures to show about what’s happening inside the country. My younger brother who blogs intermittently at LitratoImages went on a company outreach to Lvea Aem district in Kandal province, one of the badly affected areas in the country. Lvea Aem is about 30-45mins away from Phnom Penh and my brother took photos showing the current situation there. Here’s one that I borrowed from him:
Oh, this picture shows the beautiful and the ugly at the same time. Clearly the photographer captured a beautiful image but at the same time it shows the ugly implications. The wat (temple) is half-submerged in water but the school-building behind it (on the left) and the covered shed (in front of the wat) are almost underwater. These parked motorised boats are for rent, however, and has been used as the only means to go around the villages.
Reports say that rain continues to pound the countryside, while there is hardly any rain this week in my side of the city. If the rain continues to fall at the rate it is currently going, Phnom Penh will be underwater soon as floodwater descend on the capital as, reports say, sections of the banks of the Mekong river, Tonle Sap and Tonle Bassac are in grave danger of collapsing.
Please remember the countless Cambodians displaced by floods in your prayers.
This is my entry to this week’s Our World Tuesday.Click on the logo for more pictures of our world.