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Mother, daughter hacked to death

POLICE in Kampong Chhnang province said yesterday that an investigation had been launched into the brutal murder of a mother and daughter in Samaki Meanchey district’s Peam commune.

Choem Bunthoeun, provincial penal police chief, said 69-year-old Chhoeng Sorn and her 43-year-old daughter, Chor Suth, were killed while cutting firewood near their home on Monday.

“It is a cruel murder and police are investigating,” he said before declining to comment further because of the ongoing investigation.

Heng Touch, a neighbour, said their bodies appeared to have been attacked with an axe.

“The mother was chopped on her head badly and one of her child’s arms was cut off,” he said, and added that the women died “in a pool of blood”.

Police said yesterday that they were still searching for suspects involved in multiple homicides in Phnom Penh and Kandal province this month.

Three members of one family were killed in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district on Tuesday of last week, and three women were killed in Kandal province’s Takhmao town on October 9.

Iv Chamroeun, Kandal provincial police chief, said searching for murder suspects sometimes “seems like finding a needle in the sea”, but that “police will find the suspects”.

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