Freakish weather conditions in the Cambodian province of Battambang were reported this morning, with strong winds by far the main problem, leaving residents claiming items had been blown from their washing lines.
The isobars on weather charts must have been almost as tightly-packed together as they could have been, with winds of up to 40mph being guessed-at, and severe gusts witnessed that shook leaves from trees.
One man with an interest in adverse weather conditions, Moys Kenwood, 54, said:
"I was looking out of one of my upstairs windows when, suddenly, a pair of women's bloomers draped themselves across the glass. I was taken aback. Whoever had washed them hadn't done a very good job."
After some coaxing, he went on:
"All the washing lines in the area were flapping wildly, like chickens being attacked by a fox. There were shirts, T-shirts, shorts, trousers and, of course, the inevitable 'undergarments' flying about all over the place. A little bit embarrassing, to be perfectly honest. A clear case of 'inadequate pegging', I'd say."
Later, after the 'gales' had subsided, residents strolled around the district trying to reclaim their lost washing, and having a chat to their neighbors. Kenwood said:
"I found, and returned to the owner, two shirts and a skirt that had blown into my back garden, but nobody's been to claim the bloomers yet."