A least 36 villagers, most of them women and children, fell ill yesterday after eating sandwiches sold on the street in Siem Reap province’s Angkor Thom district, police said yesterday.
“Some villagers were sent to Siem Reap provincial hospital when they were still vomiting and had diarrhoea by Sunday evening.
The rest of them received treatment at the Leang Dai commune health centre,” said district police chief Touch Bun Theun.
Most of those who fell ill had recovered yesterday, he added.
“We are not sure exactly what caused them to get sick, but they said they kept vomiting after eating the sandwiches being sold from a bicycle in their village.
So we found out who sold them and took some sandwiches to be checked at the provincial hospital”. Theuun said.
“We did not detain the seller, but requested his cooperation, as we do not know the cause of the sickness.” he added.
Kros Sarath, chief of the Siem Reap Provincial Health Department, said 13 patients had been sent to the provincial hospital yesterday.