Storms damage nearly 60 homes

Nearly 60 homes in Battambang and Pailin provinces were damaged by storms on Monday caused by unseasonal rain, however no injuries or deaths were reported. Mey Chunsan, the deputy police chief of Battambang’s Bavel district, said on March 14 the storm hit at about 5:30pm and damaged 23 homes, five of which were vacant, 14 sustained roof damage and four were destroyed. “The authorities are helping to repair their homes and there are also many organizations that have provided rice and materials to the victims,” he said. Sous Nak, the deputy police chief of Battambang’s Kamrieng district, said the storm destroyed 20 homes in his district on Monday night, including eight that collapsed to the ground.

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