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Freak lightning accident claims 66th life

Freak lightning accident claims 66th life

A 15-year-old girl was killed by lightning in Kampong Speu’s Odong district on Wednesday while farming in a rice field.

Chherung Savat, Vaing Chas commune chief, said that the incident occurred during the day while the girl was walking toward shelter after it started raining when a lightning strike killed her instantly.

Keo Vy, spokesman at the National Committee for Disaster Management, said that in the first seven months of 2012, 66 people had been killed by lightning strikes.

Sixty-five others had suffered injuries from lightning and 32 cattle had also been killed.

To contact the reporter on this story: Sen David at [email protected]

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