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Two die, three hurt in storm

Two die, three hurt in storm

Two people died, three were injured and nearly 200 homes were destroyed on Thursday and Friday following the second storm in as many weeks in Cambodia’s northwest.

Keo Vy, deputy director of information at the National Committee of Disaster Management, confirmed the deaths and said severe weather continued to threaten villages.  

“Two people died by lightning in Pailin and Banteay Meanchey, while in Battambang’s Bavel district, the storm caused three people injuries, and 193 houses were destroyed [overall],” he said.

Vy added that on Thursday, as many as 16 houses were  flattened in Bavel district alone.

The storm continued on to Pailin on Friday, where a lightning bolt struck and killed a man.

A number of deaths have occurred and hundreds of houses have been destroyed this year.

“Storms in early 2013 have caused 600 houses to be destroyed and six people to die,” Vy said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Kim Yuthana at [email protected]

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