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Severe storms hit Kep and Kampot

Severe storms hit Kep and Kampot

Heavy rains hit Kep yesterday, damaging and destroying about 60 homes, officials said yesterday.

No deaths or injuries were reported.

Hem Sokhom, police chief of O’Krasar commune in Damnak Changaur district, said storms had hit 58 homes in Damnab Chambork village.

“We’re working on the case, so we do not know yet how many damaged and how many destroyed,” he said, adding that this was the first time his area had been hit by a storm this year.

Severe storms also hit nearby Kampot town, but damage was minimal.

“It rained hard and stormed for about two hours, but nothing was destroyed,” said Nak Sovanneary, Kampot town governor.

Keo Vy, cabinet chief at the National Committee for Disaster Management, said that as of the end of last week, 46 storms had occurred this year, killing 13 people and injuring 43; and razing 718 homes while partly destroying another 2,658.

During the same time period, meanwhile, lightning killed 26 people and injured another 16.

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