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Raging storm hits Kampong Thom

Storms in Kampong Thom’s Stung Sen town this week resulted in four injuries and damage to 55 homes, local authorities said yesterday.

Srayov commune police chief Kang Sorn said the storm began at about 5:30pm on Wednesday, with strong winds and torrential rains wreaking havoc on residents in the area.

“We received reports from law enforcement that … four villagers were injured and some 55 homes were damaged by the rain and [wind],” he said.

Sorn added that gusts knocked down parts of residents’ homes, and in some cases, hurt villagers.

Most of the injured suffered head wounds due to debris falling from their homes, while others were also harmed. One resident suffered a broken left hand.

Saom Thy, chief of Srayov commune, said the victims – Lang Mao, 20, Chum Vy, 47, Chum Sen, 52, and Hem Vibol, 18 – were currently undergoing treatment at the provincial hospital.

“Two of the victims – Chum Vy and Lang Mao – have not yet regained consciousness because of their severe head injuries,” he explained.



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