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Storm hits Takeo, injures three

Storm hits Takeo, injures three


Three people were injured and more than 70 houses destroyed or damaged in a storm that hit Takeo province’s Kiri Vong district on Thursday, a district official said yesterday.

Yuk Sarath, Kiri Vong district police chief, said three people had been injured, two seriously, and had been sent to the district health center.

Seven houses had also been destroyed and 64 houses damaged in the district’s first storm of the year, he said.  

Provincial officials had delivered supplies, including rice, tents, mosquito nets and money to those affected, added Yuk Sarath.

Chan Yutha, cabinet chief of the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology, appealed to villagers, especially in rural areas, to be prepared for storms and lightning that will strike frequently in March and April up till early May.

One woman was killed and more than 80 houses were  destroyed or badly damaged last week in storms that swept through Siem Reap, Banteay Meanchey and Mondulkiri.

To contact the reporter on this story: Mom Kunthear at [email protected]

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