The Myanmar Times

Lightning kills seven in Cambodia as Tropical Storm Noul hits Vietnam

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A TROPICAL storm made landfall in central Vietnam on Friday, killing one person, while seven people died in a lightning strike in neighbouri­ng Cambodia.

The lightning struck a wooden stilt house under which people were eating in Cambodia’s northweste­rn Battambang province on Thursday evening. The dead included a family of four and three other relatives, said Keo Vy, the spokespers­on for the National Committee for Disaster Management.

After hitting Vietnam, Tropical Storm Noul weakened into a depression, national television VTV reported.

The storm caused heavy rain and strong winds in several coastal provinces, uprooting trees and blowing away roofs. In Hue province, a man was crushed to death by a falling tree. At least 23 others were reported injured,

VTV said. Vietnam had evacuated some 60,000 people in the path of the storm and cancelled 40 regional flights.

The Meteorolog­ical Department in Thailand issued a warning Friday saying rains from the storm will cover every part of the country, especially northern and north- eastern provinces. Local media reported heavy rain and flooding in Khon Kaen province on Friday morning. –

 ?? Photo: AP ?? Workers clear collapsed electric poles left by Tropical Storm Noul in Hue, Vietnam, on Friday.
Photo: AP Workers clear collapsed electric poles left by Tropical Storm Noul in Hue, Vietnam, on Friday.

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