FOUR people were killed by lightning on Tuesday in Prey Veng province and one man in Svay Rieng province, officials said yesterday. Kampong Trabek district governor Chan Rann said that three family members died in a house in a rice field. “Chan Seang, 37, her daughter Yann Mom, 21, and Yann Mom’s daughter Ty Vou, 1, died when they took shelter in the cottage,” he said. Chan Rann added that a woman in Preah Sdech district and a 25-year-old man in Svay Rieng province’s Svay Chrum district were also killed by lightning. Keo Vy, cabinet chief at the National Committee for Disaster Management, said yesterday that lightning had killed 97 people and injured 74 so far this year.