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Storm Strikes Kandal; None Hurt

A heavy rain storm destroyed 20 wooden homes in Kampot province last week, but no one was hurt or killed officials said.

The storm struck Samrong Tbong village, in Punhea Leu district, on Thursday, but no one was in the houses when they collapsed, officials said.

“This is the first time that such a storm happened in my village,” said Samrong commune chief Yin Im.

Villager Chhoeurn Kunthea said his house was nearly completely destroyed by the storm, leaving him homeless.

Government meteorologist Long Saravuth said the storm was not related to the cyclone that ripped through Burma last week, leaving many thousands dead and threatening millions.

“The cyclone has not affected Cambodia,” he said.