Lightning kills man in Prey Veng

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Seng Phin was walking his cows home in Pearaing district when the lightning struck Mathias Krumbholz, CC-BY-SA 3.0

A 59-year-old man was killed by lightning in a rice field on Monday in Prey Veng province.

The victim, Seng Phin, was walking his cows home from a field in Pearaing district when the lightning struck amid heavy rain, police said.

District police chief Hem Sothy said Mr Phin was only 200 metres from his home when he died.

According to the National Committee for Disaster Management, 47 people were killed and 48 injured by lightning across the country between January and June. A total of 50 cattle also died.

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