Ebury Flood Appeal

On December 1st 2011, the Ebury in London, Victoria donated a dinner for the Flood Appeal hosting 50 guests, successfully raising with auctions, raffles and NKFC Christmas cards. A big thank you to everyone who made this possible.

 

 

 

Flooding forces helicopter evacuation of foreign tourists from Cambodian temple site

By Associated Press, Updated: Thursday, September 22, 12:54 PM

PHNOM PENH , Cambodia — Officials in northeastern Cambodia have used helicopters to evacuate foreign tourists trapped by flash floods while visiting a famous centuries-old temple.

District official Mom Vuthy says nearly 200 tourists were moved Thursday from the 10th-century Banteay Srey temple to high ground before being flown to a nearby town by three helicopters. He said the group included tourists from South Korea , the United States , France , Britain and Russia .

The temple is just 30 kilometers (20 miles) from the Angkor Wat temple complex, one of Asia ’s greatest landmarks.

Mom Vuthy said the flooding also forced thousands of area residents to abandon their homes for high ground.

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