Lightning kills 7 in Cambodia, storm hits land in Vietnam

Hanoi, September 18

A tropical storm made landfall in central Vietnam on Friday, killing one individual, whereas seven individuals died in a lightning strike in neighboring Cambodia.

The lightning struck a picket stilt home below which individuals had been consuming in Cambodia’s northwestern Battambang province on Thursday night.

The useless included a household of 4 and three different kin, stated Keo Vy, the spokesperson for the National Committee for Disaster Management.

After hitting Vietnam, Tropical Storm Noul weakened right into a melancholy, nationwide tv VTV reported.

The storm induced heavy rain and robust winds in a number of coastal provinces, uprooting timber and blowing away roofs.

In Hue province, a person was crushed to dying by a falling tree. At least 23 others had been reported injured, VTV stated.

Vietnam had evacuated some 60,000 individuals within the path of the storm and canceled 40 regional flights.

The Meteorological Department in Thailand issued a warning Friday saying rains from the storm will cowl each a part of the nation, particularly northern and northeastern provinces. Local media reported heavy rain and flooding in Khon Kaen province on Friday morning. — AP

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