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Strong rains likely killed four fishermen

A motobike attempts to pass through flooded street last week in Preah Sihanouk province. Photo supplied
A motorbike attempts to pass through a flooded street last week in Preah Sihanouk province. Photo supplied

Strong rains likely killed four fishermen

Heavy rains in Preah Sihanouk and Koh Kong provinces yesterday may have led to the disappearance of up to four Sihanoukville fishermen, authorities said.

Tomnup Roloak Commune Clerk Norng Sovannarith said the storm in Sihanoukville sank two fishing boats, with Eng Tong, 18, of the commune’s Village 1, still missing at sea.

“At the moment, authorities and the victim’s family are searching for the victim in the sea about a kilometre from Korng Kang port,” he said.

In a separate incident, at least one Sihanoukville fisherman from Tomnup Roloak commune disappeared yesterday during a storm off the coast of Koh Kong province, according to a report from Sihanoukville authorities.

The report says fisherman Chey Koun, 40, fell off his boat during the rainstorm. Two or three more Tomnup Roloak men are also feared to have gone missing during the storm, the report says.

According to a forecast of the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology, Tropical Storm Talas bearing down on Vietnam will cause heavy rains to persist until next Tuesday.

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