Cambodia has recorded 26 deaths from lightning and strong winds

Lightning strikes and strong winds have killed 26 people in Cambodia so far this year, Keo Vy, spokesman for the National Committee for Disaster Management, said on Thursday.


He said thunderbolts claimed 18 lives and injured 16 others, as strong winds killed 8 and injured 71 others, he said.

Flag_of_Cambodia.svgBesides the human casualties, strong winds had devastated more than 3,000 houses in 20 cities and provinces across Cambodia, he added.

“I’d like to call on people, especially those in rural areas, to be vigilant over lighting and strong wind,” he said.

“To avoid the dangers from lightning strikes, people should stay in houses when there are torrential rains.”

The latest incident occurred late Wednesday in northeastern Stung Treng province, killing four people, three of them killed by lightning strikes and one by strong wind. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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