Weekend storms damage about 50 houses in three provinces

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Storms over the weekend damaged about 50 houses in Banteay Meanchey, Kampong Speu and Oddar Meanchey provinces but no one was injured.

Suon Bavor, Banteay Meanchey Governor, said today that strong winds and rain on Friday and Saturday and damaged around 30 houses and blew down trees.

“The houses were only slightly damaged and police officers are already helping to repair them,” he said.

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Ath Khem, provincial police chief, said 30 houses and two school buildings were damaged in Poipet city, Thma Puok, Svay Chek, Preah Netr Preah and Malai districts.

“The police forces are helping to repair the damaged buildings houses of people and also educating people about climate change,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Water Resources and Meteorology Ministry reported that 18 houses in Kampong Speu province’s Kong Pisei and Basedth districts were damaged and a house collapsed in Oddar Meanchey province due to storms on Friday.

On Saturday the ministry issued an alert that rainstorms with lightning may hit the capital and 18 provinces this week.

A National Committee for Disaster Management report recently said that last year there were 199 storms, in which six people were killed, 55 were injured and 3,470 houses and other buildings were damaged.

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