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Two injured after steel mill accident in capital

An explosion at a steel mill in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district left two employees seriously injured over the weekend, authorities said.

Mao Saroeun, Stung Meanchey commune police chief, said that around 10pm on Sunday there was a small, loud explosion at a mill owned by the Esteem Metal Company.

He identified the two injured men as 29-year-old Kim Rattana and 30-year-old Long In.

“The metal explosion occurred while they were stewing metals in order to produce steel in the factory,” the police chief said.

“The victims were seriously burned on their bodies and hands. They are staying at the hospital for treatment.”

To contact the reporter on this story: Buth Reaksmey Kongkea at



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