Two children died and three others were rescued on Tuesday after their boat capsized in Kampong Speu province’s O’Kampes dam in Thnong village, police said yesterday.
Ou Heang, Chbar Mon district police chief, said the five children were playing on the boat in water near the village, and accidentally caused the boat to capsize.
Chhim Eng, 6, and a 5-year-old girl drowned, but the other three were rescued. “This is an accident caused by the carelessness of the children and their parents,” Ou Heang said.
The bodies of the drowned children were returned to their parents for the funeral. On the same day, 19-year-old Pang Bunkrim drowned after his boat capsized off Kampot province’s Khang Thbong village, police said.