Storms Kill Four People, Destroy Dozens of Homes

Heavy storms over the past week slammed eight provinces, leaving four people dead and hundreds of houses damaged or destroyed, according to Keo Vy, cabinet chief for the National Committee for Disaster Management.

Kompong Cham, Oddar Meanchey, Pailin, Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Siem Reap, Ratanakkiri and Prey Veng provinces were all affected by the severe weather, Mr. Vy said.

Banteay Meanchey and Battambang were the worst affected by the storm, he said, adding that while small storms may persist, the worst of the bad weather has passed.

The most recent victim was a 60-year-old man in Battambang province’s Kamrieng district who was crushed when his house collapsed during a violent thunderstorm on Wednesday.

In Banteay Meanchey, 31 houses were destroyed and more than 300 damaged, while in Battambang, 36 houses were destroyed and 85 damaged.

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