Sihanoukville: One person died instantly and three others were seriously injured in lightning strikes when the four victims sheltered under trees during a thunderstorm.
The incident took place at around 1 pm on October 17, 2018, on a hill in Preynop district, Sihanouk province.
According to the source a injured man was pulled down from the mountain, 7 km from National Road 4, while the dead man and two with minor injuries were brought down later.
Police said that all the victims were in their 30’s and from the local area.
They had gone to the mountain to cut down firewood, when a storm passed over, the four victims hid under the nearby trees, when lightning struck them.
After the incident, the victims were rescued after a long walk by foot, because the location was far away from any road. This is the first death by a lightning strike in Preah Sihanouk province this rainy season.
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