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Takeo storm injures 14, damages homes

More than 100 homes were damaged and 14 people injured by a rain storm that hit two villages in Takeo province’s Angkor Borei district on Saturday, police said yesterday. Moul Houn, Angkor Borei district police chief, said that the violent storm, which struck at night and lasted about five minutes, was among the worst the village had ever seen. “There were 121 houses that were affected, of which 12 houses were completely destroyed, 14 people were injured and 145 trees were felled by the rain storm,” he said, adding that the Red Cross and provincial officials would be bringing aid for affected villagers.

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