An 18-year-old woman was killed and three others injured by a lighting strike in Battambang’s southeasternmost district of Rukhak Kiri, while at least 31 homes were damaged by strong winds in Thma Koul district in the province’s north on March 30 and 31 respectively, a National Police report said.

The report said the lighting bolt struck on the afternoon of March 30 in a rice field in Mukrea 1 village, Mukrea commune of Rukhak Kiri, where the four victims were herding cattle. The three wounded – a man and woman in their forties and a 15-year-old girl – were taken to hospital.

In northwestern Thma Koul the following day, heavy rains and strong winds damaged 31 homes in three of the district’s 10 communes. No injuries were reported.

Police and local authorities are currently helping restoring the homes, according to the report.