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Strong winds wreak havoc in two provinces

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One of the damaged homes. Supplied

Eight people were hurt and more than 100 houses damaged on Tuesday when strong winds from storms hit Kampong Thom and Battambang provinces.

Kampong Thom Provincial Hall reported yesterday that more than 60 houses in Baray district were affected and three people were injured during a storm.

Hak Monghuot, district governor, said that strong winds in the evening lashed seven communes in the district.

“Some houses were badly damaged during the storm and three people were slightly injured,” he said.

In Battambang province, five people were hurt and 115 houses were damaged on Tuesday by strong winds when a severe storm hit Sangke district.

Nguon Ratanak, provincial governor, yesterday led local authorities to visit the victims and provide assistance, including repairing damaged homes.

“We donated money and food to them and I appeal to all residents to beware of strong winds during the dry season,” he said.

According to a National Committee for Disaster Management report, from January until April 22, a total of 83 storms hit Phnom Penh and all other provinces.

Twelve people died, 17 were injured and 2,289 houses were damaged in the storms. One person died and eight others were also hurt during lightning strikes.

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