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Breaking: Natural disaster deaths down this year

Breaking: Natural disaster deaths down this year

Deaths due to natural disasters in the first eight months of the year were down 88 per cent on the same period last year, data from the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) obtained by The Post on Monday showed.

Natural disasters killed 87 people and injured 168, while nearly 300 buildings, including homes, schools and public administrative offices, were damaged.

Some 190,000ha of rice and other cash crops were also affected.

NCDM spokesman Keo Vy told The Post that six people had died in storms, with 93 injured. Lightning had killed 77 people and injured 75, while flooding was responsible for the deaths of four people.

“The death toll due to the three weather phenomena was 87 – a decrease of 51, or around 88 per cent, compared to the same period last year, which saw 138 deaths,” Vy said.

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