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Lightning kills two men in Kampong Cham

Two men died and another six were injured after lightning struck Kampong Cham province’s Chamkar Leu district yesterday afternoon. Biem Bunthouen, 22, and Meas Sary, 37, died while sheltering in a house during a storm. Heang Meang, police chief of Speu commune, said that another six women and children who took shelter from the rain were injured in the strike. Lightning has claimed 142 lives so far this year, according to the National Committee for Disaster Management. In 2010, a total of 114 people died from strikes.

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