Two people died, eight were injured and more than 150 houses were damaged in storms that barrelled through Phnom Penh as well as the provinces of Battambang and Kampot over the weekend.
Sea Thy, Battambang province’s Rokak Kiri district police chief, said that a woman, 48, and her 18-year-old son had died after being crushed by a pillar during one of the storms.
More than 70 houses were damaged in his district alone during the storms over Friday and Saturday that left eight injured, he said.
“About 30 per cent of the houses were completely damaged,” he said.
Meanwhile, about 70 houses were hit in Kampot province’s Angkor Chey district on Friday evening and nearly 20 houses and 10 schools were destroyed in the capital’s Choam Chao commune on Saturday, officials said.
According to the National Committee for Disaster Management, five people died, 50 people were injured and 300 houses were destroyed over the first quarter of this year, compared to no deaths and 140 houses destroyed over the same period last year.
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