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Lightning kills two in B’bang

A Battambang woman and teen were both struck and killed by lightning in two different districts on Monday, police said yesterday.

A 28-year-old woman from Rokak Kiri district was taken to the commune hospital after she was killed by a lightning strike, according to Keo Vichet, a district police officer.

“The victim, Sem Sarim, was killed by lightning while she was staying under her house to avoid the rain,” he said, adding that one cow nearby the woman’s house was also killed.

On the same day in Battambang town, Deoun Sean Hai, 14, was killed while trying to catch frogs in a rice field.

Keo Vichet said that while the government reminds people to take precautions during storms, even those who stay in their homes are at risk.

Cambodia continues to have one of the world’s highest rates of lightning deaths. The government says more than 30 people have died so far this year. In 2013, in the same period, 35 people were killed in lightning storms.

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