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Six hurt as storm destroys home in Kampong Chhnang

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A rainstorm has injured six in Kampong Chhnang province.

A family of six was injured on Saturday night during a heavy rainstorm in Kampong Chhnang province.

Toem Chanthy, Rolea Ba’ier district police chief, said the rainstorm affected three districts, with his getting hit the worst.

“The six people were all relatives and were injured when the house they were in collapsed during the storm,” he said.

Mr Chanthy said the injuries sustained by the family were not serious, but they were treated in hospital nonetheless. Two other homes, and a wedding hall, also sustained damage, he added. “This is the first serious rainstorm so far in my district,” he said. “We are now reminding villagers to be prepared for natural disasters.”

Mr Chanthy noted that Rolea Ba’ier district red cross officials distributed aid to the victims.

According to a report from the National Committee for Disaster Management, 113 rainstorms in more than 20 provinces damaged 2,763 houses in the first six months of 2017, destroying 351 homes completely. The roofs of 25 school buildings were also blown off.

The report added that rainstorms killed three people and lightning killed 47, while 47 were injured.

Disaster management committee spokesman Keo Vy said more than 130 people died and 300 were injured in accidents caused by natural disasters last year.

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