Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Lightning strikes kill two farmers

Lightning strikes kill two farmers

Two people were killed by lightning strikes in separate incidents on Monday in Pursat and Kandal provinces, officials said yesterday, bringing the death toll this so far this year to 70.

The deceased were a boy and a farmer, both of whom were driving near their rice fields.

Keo Vy, cabinet director of the National Disaster Management Committee, said that the dead were Han Kimhong, a 14-year-old farmer killed while driving a motorbike from his family’s field in Kandal’s Chhaving commune, and Thorn Tak, 24, who was driving his tractor through his fields in Kravainh district’s Tra Ngel commune.

“Lightning is causing the farmers in the remote areas concern and making them scared of leaving home to monitor their farms at night and when there are storms,” he said.

He added that, since January, lightning has killed 70 people and seriously injured 50 farmers.



Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Turkish Embassy calls for closure of Zaman schools

With an attempted coup against the government of President Recep Erdogan quashed only days ago and more than 7,000 alleged conspirators now under arrest, the Turkish ambassador to Cambodia yesterday pressed the govern

CNRP lawmakers beaten

Two opposition lawmakers, Nhay Chamroeun and Kong Sakphea were beaten unconscious during protests in Phnom Penh, as over a thousand protesters descended upon the National Assembly.

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Students at Phnom Penh's Liger Learning Center have written and published a new book, "The Cambodian Economy".