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Two dead in two days in weather-related incidents

Two dead in two days in weather-related incidents

One man died yesterday, and three others were injured, when a wall they were constructing for a Svay Rieng province factory collapsed due to high winds and heavy rains, according to Keo Kong, chief of police in Bavet town.

Kong said that the incident took place at around 4:30pm at the Manhattan Special Economic Zone.

The death came just one day after another man died in Oddar Meanchey province after being struck by lightning while trying to set up a water storage tank outside his home during a heavy storm.

The victim, Deng Nhanh, 38, was buried yesterday, said Horm Phearum, chief of police in Banteay Ampil district, where the incident occurred.

Elsewhere, storms knocked down 26 electricity pylons across the provinces of Banteay Meanchey and Siem Riep, leaving the latter without power, according to National Committee of Disaster Management spokesman Keo Vy.

A health centre and at least 32 houses were badly damaged elsewhere in the province.

According to Electricite du Cambodge official Ty Thany, it could take up to five days for power to be restored to some areas.

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