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Typhoon Ketsana kills 8 in Cambodia

2009-09-29 15:46:46 GMT2009-09-29 23:46:46 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

PHNOM PENH, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- At least eight people were killed Tuesday by the impacts of Typhoon Ketsana that hit Kompong Thom Province, about 230 kilometers northeast of Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh, according to local television.

According to Television Channel 3 of Phnom Penh Municipality on Tuesday night, at least eight people were killed and a dozen others injured after the typhoon landed Sandan District around 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

It said the typhoon also destroyed dozens of houses.

The storm hit Cambodia just one day after Prime Minister Hun Sen issued a directive alerting his people that the country would be hit by typhoon Ketsana and appealed the authorities at all levels to take all necessary measures to protect the people who might be affected by the typhoon.

The Philippines is the worst hit country by Typhoon Ketsana as more than 240 people were reportedly killed. Over 20 others were killed in Vietnam after the typhoon made landfall in the country.

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