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Storms lash Prey Veng

At least 105 houses were damaged by a violent rainstorm on Monday night in Prey Veng province’s Komchey Mear district.

District governor Long Heng said strong winds and heavy rain hit the Cheach commune on Monday evening, but no injuries were reported.

“We have inspected and evaluated the scope of damage with the provincial Red Cross,” he said yesterday, adding that 14 houses had been completely destroyed.According to the National Committee for Disaster Management, the number of storms and heavy rains during the first three months of 2012 double the amount from the same period in 2011.

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