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Storm in capital kills one and injures three

Storm in capital kills one and injures three

ONE person died and three more were seriously injured in a storm which ran through Cambodia’s capital yesterday afternoon.

Strong winds blew down houses in Meanchey district’s Prek Eng commune, officials said last night, resulting in the injuries.

Meanchey district governor Kuoch Chamroeun, who went to see the effects of the storm, told The Post yesterday that 52-year-old widow, Phat Choeurn, died after her house collapsed on top of her. Her son, Nov Mean, suffered two broken thigh bones and two more villagers were hurt. They also suffered leg injuries.

“The woman’s body is being kept at Prek Eng pagoda by authorities before a  funeral service.

“Her son and the villagers wounded were sent to hospital to be treated,” said Kuoch Chamroeun.

The district governor added that the fierce winds in Phnom Penh also felled an antenna belonging to a company called South East Asia Television Station.

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