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Wedding brawl turns fatal in Kampong Speu

A wedding party turned to tragedy on Tuesday night after a drunken brawl erupted in Kampong Speu, with guests hurling broken glass and a butcher’s knife across the marquee, fatally injuring a woman.

Odong district police chief, Khem Samon, said victim Sel Sreyderng’s throat was slit by the sharp missives while she ate.

Sreyderng, 34, of Prey Krasaing commune, died on the way to hospital. “According to villagers living nearby, the murder occurred because guests on the bride’s and groom’s sides were drunk and they mocked one another,” Samon said.

“The verbal clash led to glass, plates, wine bottles and a meat cleaver being thrown. After injuring the victim, the suspect escaped.”

Samon indicated the authorities were interrogating wedding attendees in a bid to find and charge the suspect, and he said the investigation was ongoing.

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