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Lightning kills Pursat teen, injures sisters

Lightning strikes claimed another fatality on Saturday when an 18-year-old was killed in Pursat province. According to police, Pov Ny, from Bakan district’s O’Taporng commune, was killed while taking shelter with his four sisters from rain.

Meas Vuth, Bakan district police chief, said the group were sitting under their roof, near a pillar with a television aerial attached, when lightning struck the aerial, killing the teenager immediately and landing his sisters in hospital.

According to the National Committee for Disaster Management, 65 people were killed and another 60 injured by lightning in the first four months of this year.

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