Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Blaze destroys homes in Takhmao town

Blaze destroys homes in Takhmao town

Blaze destroys homes in Takhmao town

Six homes were destroyed in a blaze that spread through Kandal province’s Takhmao town during the early hours of yesterday. Commune chief Cheam Khoy said yesterday 10 fire trucks had transported water to the blaze 29 times in order to put it out. The fire began at 12.30am on Sunday and was extinguished at 2am. “We were worried because the fire was near a petrol station, but the authorities stopped it,” he said. Police are investigating the case and the total damage caused.

RECOMMENDED STORIES

  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Government approves plan to relocate Phnom Penh’s airport

    The government has signed off on a proposal to build a new airport to serve Phnom Penh and has earmarked land in Kandal province for the $1.5 billion project. A new international airport to replace the existing Phnom Penh International Airport will be constructed on partially

  • American convicted of raping boy, 10, in Siem Reap

    A 79-year-old American man was sentenced to one year in prison for raping a 10-year-old boy by Siem Reap Provincial Court on Wednesday. John Paul Zollbrecht, of Washington state, was sentenced to one year in prison while a Cambodian man who helped facilitate the abuse, 23

  • Cambodia: From pet project to problem child

    As international condemnation began to pour in earlier this month lambasting the Supreme Court’s decision to dissolve the country’s largest opposition party, ruling party elites were quick to ask: Why us? In an op-ed published by the Khmer Times, ruling Cambodian People’s