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BOAT DISASTER: Bodies recovered in Kandal

The bodies of a father and his three children who drowned after a boat carrying seven people capsized in Kandal province’s Lvea Em district on Wednesday morning have all been recovered. “The bodies of the victims are now in their family home and will be cremated tonight,” said Lvea Em district Governor Bun Pheng. “We always tell local residents to be careful when using a boat. This incident happened because they were careless while in strong winds.” The accident took place while the man and his family were returning home on a motor boat after visiting relatives. After the boat capsized, the victim’s wife, niece and brother, who were also on the boat, were rescued by villagers. Police and villagers were only able to retrieve the body of the daughter in the immediate aftermath. Later in the evening, the body of one of the sons was recovered. The bodies of the man and his remaining son were found on Thursday morning. Kandal provincial Governor Chhun Sirun expressed his regret over the accident, saying such accidents had “never before occurred in our province”.



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