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Violent storm hits Kampot

Five people have been injured, more than 100 houses have been damaged and four cattle have been killed in a storm which lashed Kampot province on Tuesday.

Ung Meng Hour, Kampot’s provincial deputy governor, said yesterday that about 110 houses were damaged and 30 houses were completely destroyed over the course of an hour.

“We are preparing emergency aid to distribute to the families who were affected by the storm in the Laiang, Bern, Trapaing Seas and Ampil villages,” he said.

Ung Meng Hour said that this is the second storm so far this year in Kampot province, with more than 200 houses damaged by the inclement weather.

Last Saturday, the storm damaged about 100 houses over two districts of Kampot province.

Elsewhere on Tuesday, a 57-year-old woman died after being struck by lightning in Kampong Cham province’s Bateay district while she was walking with her cow in the rain, officials said yesterday.

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