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Banteay Meanchey storm injures one

A severe rain storm on Saturday afternoon injured one woman and damaged 64 houses and the surrounding crops in three communes of Preah Netr Preah district in Banteay Meanchey province, officials said yesterday.

The sole victim, Yorng Van, 46, who lives in Phnom Leap commune, suffered a head injury that required six stitches, said District Governor Ly Sovannarith.

“One of the walls from her home fell onto her while she was running to take shelter under a neighbour’s house,” he said.

Sovannarith inspected the region on Saturday afternoon and found 41 homes in Teuk Chor commune had been affected, in addition to 22 houses in Phnom Leap, and one home in Prasat commune. The natural disaster also damaged several fruit tree crops, including mango, longan, jackfruit, banana and papaya.

Yesterday, joint district authorities helped to repair and rebuild 50 houses, according to Rem Soviet, Preah Netr Preah district police chief.

“Authorities will also provide foods assistance to poor families who are victims of this natural phenomenon,” Soviet said.



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