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One dead, 13 injured after Kratie storm

One dead, 13 injured after Kratie storm

A woman was killed and 13 people were injured on Thursday, after a flash storm battered Kratie province’s Snuol district.

According to Snoul district police chief Chan Sokim, two communes were affected when the storm hit at around 6pm, with more than 60 homes damaged in total.

“It only lasted between 15 and 20 minutes, but it caused a lot of property damage, as well as killing a 23-year-old,” said Sokim. “Thirteen people sustained serious and light injuries when their house fell down on them while they were sheltering.’’

The woman was killed in Sre Cha commune, where eight people were injured and five houses damaged. In Khyoem commune, five people were injured and 57 houses were damaged.

The death came a day before two primary school children were killed by lightning on Friday while watching a school volleyball match in Pursat province.

Named as Yet Senghong, 16, and Ra Narot, 14, the two boys died at around 2:35pm. Seventeen more students were injured as they either played in or watched the match.

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