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Woman, buffalo killed by lightning strikes in Si Sa Ket

May 21. 2018
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By The Nation

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A woman and a water buffalo were killed two lightning strikes in two Si Sa Ket villages on Sunday night, officials said.

The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office in Si Sa Ket on Monday surveyed the damage caused by thunderstorms and found that 276 houses in 36 villages of 17 tambons in six districts were damaged by the storms.

Most of the damaged houses had their roofs blow off, causing damage to electrical appliances and the belongings of residents.

The office said Nual-anong Chantip, 55, in Ban Chan village was struck by lightning near her cattle pen in Kanthararom district. A water buffalo was also killed by lightning in Ban None village in the same district.

The five other affected districts were Uthumporn Pisai, Kantharalak, Khun Harn, Khu Khan and Namkliang.

Si Sa Ket governor Thawat Surabal on Monday ordered the six district chiefs to speed up help for the affected villagers.

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