Lightning strike kills 6 in NW Cambodia

Six people were killed and four others injured by a lightning strike during a torrential rain in northwest Cambodia’s Battambang province, said Battambang provincial governor Nguon Ratanak on Friday.

The tragic incident took place at 6:15 p.m. local time on Thursday in Boeung Thmuoy village of Rukhak Kiri district when the victims, who were relatives, gathered for a dinner under a stilt house on the Pchum Ben festival, or Ancestor’s Day.

“Six people, including two women, were killed outright and four others got wounded by the lightning strike,” the governor told Xinhua over telephone, adding that the injured are currently receiving treatment at a local hospital.

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