Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Fire guts mining NGO’s building in Battambang

Fire guts mining NGO’s building in Battambang

An electrical malfunction sparked a fire yesterday that gutted a Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) building in Battambang, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage, officials said.

The fire, in Ochar commune, began at about 6am, after a nearby office building, also owned by CMAC, began burning, provincial deputy police chief Chet Vanny said.

“One car was destroyed in the garage for cars and spare parts but [the building is] not where [demining] weaponry is stocked,” Vanny said.

Heng Ratana, CMAC’s general director, said the building was “not where mine detectors are [stored] or repaired”.

“We estimate that the car along with other losses of material will amount to between $300,000 to $400,000,” he said.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

The fight for Areng continues

Areng Valley inhabitants opposed to the proposed dam construction say their fight will not cease after the deportation of Mother Nature co-founder Alejandro Gonzalez-Davidson.

Lars Olsen

New Khmer Rouge charges explained

Khmer Rouge tribunal legal communications officer Lars Olsen explains how new charges can be laid at the ECCC without consensus among judges.

State of Play

Should I stay or should I go?

His visa has expired and the government wont renew it but dogged environmental activist Alejandro Gonzalez-Davidson says he's going no where.