Decrease in Deaths from Lightning Strikes in 2019

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Decrease in Deaths from Lightning Strikes in 2019

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:27 pm

Lightning strikes kill 95 people in Cambodia last year: spokesman
Source: Xinhua| 2020-01-02 19:40:06|Editor: xuxin

PHNOM PENH, Jan. 2 (Xinhua) -- Lightning strikes had claimed 95 lives in Cambodia in 2019, down 14 percent from 110 deaths in a year earlier, a disaster control spokesman said on Thursday.

Besides the fatalities, thunderbolts injured 83 others during the January-December period last year, said Keo Vy, the spokesman for the National Committee for Disaster Management.

He attributed the decline to people's awareness of protecting themselves from being struck by lightning.

"To avoid the dangers of lightning strikes, people, especially those living in rural areas, should stay in houses or shelters when there is storm or rain," he told Xinhua.
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-0 ... 674287.htm
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Re: Decrease in Deaths from Lightning Strikes in 2019

Post by DaveG » Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:00 pm

O excellent !!!!!, that's one thing I have less to worry about then......
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Re: Decrease in Deaths from Lightning Strikes in 2019

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:05 pm

With the amount of sand currently being mined and shipped abroad I'd have expected the opposite.
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Re: Decrease in Deaths from Lightning Strikes in 2019

Post by Anchor Moy » Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:16 pm

DaveG wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:00 pm
O excellent !!!!!, that's one thing I have less to worry about then......
Kung-fu Hillbilly wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:05 pm
With the amount of sand currently being mined and shipped abroad I'd have expected the opposite.
Well, there are less trees to shelter under during the lightning storms so that has probably been a big help. ;-)

But still there are all the other victims who have survived, but who must be still suffering . Most of them are poor people in the countryside.
thunderbolts injured 83 others during the January-December period last year,
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