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Southeast Asia Suffers Worst Floods In More Than A Decade

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The worst floods in more than a decade along Southeast Asia’s Mekong River has left nearly 200 people dead, destroyed vast tracts of farmland and fishponds and sent tens of thousands of people fleeing from their homes. (..) Eri Kudo, the World Food Program’s Representative to Laos, said a large number of communities across the flood-stricken Khammuane province had lost their 2010 harvest in flash floods.