Lightning strikes kill 110 in Cambodia last year: spokesman

Lightning strikes claimed 110 lives in Cambodia in 2018, up 37 percent from 80 deaths recorded a year earlier, a disaster control spokesman said on Tuesday.

Besides fatalities, thunderbolts injured 82 others last year, up 28 percent from 64 in the year before, said Keo Vy, spokesman for the National Committee for Disaster Management.

“The increase in casualties from lighting strikes last year was due to the surge in rainfall amounts,” he told Xinhua. “Moreover, Cambodia had suffered more from the impact of tropical storms.”

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