Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Winds wreak havoc in capital

Winds wreak havoc in capital

A crane lifts a portion of a wind-damaged structure in Phnom Penh yesterday.
A crane lifts a portion of a wind-damaged structure in Phnom Penh yesterday. Hong Menea

Winds wreak havoc in capital

At least two people were injured and a number of houses destroyed after strong winds and rain hit Phnom Penh yesterday afternoon.

Keo Vy, spokesman for the National Committee for Disaster Management, said the gusts overturned billboards and uprooted trees in Daun Penh and Tuol Kork districts, while radio antennas snapped and fell onto the homes of villagers in Dangkor district.

RECOMMENDED STORIES

  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Rainsy and Sokha ‘would already be dead’: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday appeared to suggest he would have assassinated opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha had he known they were promising to “organise a new government” in the aftermath of the disputed 2013 national elections. In a clip from his speech

  • Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: PM

    Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of

  • PM tells workers CNRP is to blame for any sanctions

    In a speech to workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen pinned the blame for any damage inflicted on Cambodia’s garment industry by potential economic sanctions squarely on the opposition party. “You must remember clearly that if the purchase orders are reduced, it is all