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Heavy rain, winds injure three, damage 37 houses

Heavy rain and strong winds on Tuesday injured at least three people and damaged 37 houses in Prey Veng, Banteay Meanchey and Kandal provinces, while a storm knocked over 24 electricity poles in Phnom Penh, reports obtained by The Post on Wednesday said.

Ly Chantha, Prek Khsay Khor commune police chief in Prey Veng province’s Peamro district, told The Post on Wednesday that a storm had caused three tin-roofed houses to collapse in Prek Khsay village on Tuesday evening.

“Three people were slightly injured – a boy and his grandparents who owned the house – when the roof collapsed. They were sent to Neak Loeung Referral Hospital for treatment,” Chantha said.

In Banteay Meanchey province, a storm damaged 34 houses on Tuesday evening in four villages in Svay Chek district’s Ta Ben commune.

Ta Ben village saw 13 houses damaged, while 12 homes in O’Veng Khang Tbong village, three in Kouk Roka village and six in Kouk Ta Ek village were also affected.

“Fortunately, no one was killed. Currently, I am leading a joint 400-strong task force to help rebuild and repair local residents’ homes."

“They will soon have safe places to live in. We provided food to reduce their burden during this disastrous time,” said Banteay Meanchey provincial governor Um Reatrey.

Electricite du Cambodge (EdC) informed its clients that electricity was cut in some areas of Phnom Penh and Kandal province on Tuesday evening.

A statement on EdC’s official Facebook page said power had been lost at Station 10 and Sub-station 5 during a storm which toppled 24 electricity poles along National Road 4 and other roads in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district and Ang Snuol district in Kandal province.

EdC experts went to investigate and re-erect the poles – which the company said are part of a medium voltage electricity distribution network – so people in those areas could regain access to power.

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology on Tuesday forecast a full week of medium to heavy rainfall, saying a low-pressure trough was lingering in the north of the country which would increasingly be coupled with the southwest monsoon.

The ministry warned that while El Nino’s influence was waning, there would be thunderstorms at least until next Tuesday and people should continue to exercise caution.

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