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Drugs up in smoke in factory blaze

Drugs up in smoke in factory blaze

A fire that threatened to engulf a pharmaceutical warehouse yesterday morning in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district was quickly contained by firefighters, Neth Vantha, chief of Phnom Penh Municipal Police Fire Brigade said yesterday. He said two fire trucks were deployed to tackle the blaze at the PPM factory in Choam Chao commune, which they controlled within 30 minutes, adding that the owner was extremely lucky that they reacted so quickly. Police, he said, were now investigating the cause of the fire and had taken the owner of the factory in for questioning.

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