LATE FIRE TRUCK ENDS UP IN POND
Two Kumrou Primary School buildings burnt down in a fire after a firetruck sent to put out the blaze plummeted into a pond in Mongkul Borey district, Banteay Meanchey province Saturday. The police said 12 wooden black boards, 12 teachers' chairs and 144 students' chairs were lost in the inferno. The neighbours criticised the fire department for arriving late and driving recklessly. They added that the fire could have spread to the neighbouring buildings and to the fire truck itself.
ROGUE TRUCKS KILL AND MAIM
Two different accidents in Kompong Cham province killed two and injured ten in the Chamkar Leu and Pon Krek districts. Two people were on their way to the local pagoda when a truck ran into them and injured them both seriously. In a separate incident, Roth Ny, 21 and Sea Orn, 18, were killed when the truck they were travelling in with eleven other people collapsed.
MAN DEAD AFTER CORN STAND ATTACK
Tang Ming Yuan, 28, a Chinese national, is dead after he was stabbed and beaten on the head with a hammer at a corn stall along national road 6A in Prek Leap commune, Russei Keo district Tuesday. The police said that they found a knife, hammer and the victim's cell phone on the scene of the crime but that they do not know what the motive behind the murder was. A witness said a Toyota Camry left the scene of the crime after the deadly attack.
MAN RAPES HIS TWO STEPDAUGHTERS
Sok Sambo, 54, was arrested by the police on the charges of raping his two stepdaughters in Nitean commune, Borseth district, Pursat province Wednesday. The police said they arrested Sok Sambo following a complaint from the family's neighbours that the man raped his nine and 11-year-old daughters. The man has now confessed to committing both rapes.
THREE GOLD THIEVES ARRESTED
Three men were arrested after robbing a gold shop in Chhnok Trou commune, Boribor district last Friday. The robbery, which occurred on September 3, was masterminded by Seng Treng who has now been arrested. The police are still searching for three accomplices to the robbery. The market vendors have applauded the police for their effort to crack down on crime in the province.