Dangkor fire leaves one man injured
A fire in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district left one man seriously burned and two motorbikes destroyed on Monday. The victim’s wife said that while her husband was repairing a motorbike, she placed an open can of petrol near him, causing the fire to ignite. Two fire trucks put out the blaze before it was able to spread to any other residences. The victim was sent to hospital with severe burns and the owner of the second motorbike has asked for compensation.
Drug bust in Kandal sees two arrested
A COUPLE was arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking in Kandal’s Koh Thom district on Saturday. Police had raided the suspects’ home and seized seven packages of yama after neighbours filed a complaint with the police because they had yet to arrest them. The police explained that the delay was due to the fact that they had to obtain a warrant from the court before they could act. The suspects have been detained and sent to court.
Suicide victim suffered from mental illness
A MAN hanged himself in Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district on Monday. His son said that his father went to the toilet, where he remained for long time. His family wondered what was taking so long, so opened the door and found him hanging. The man was sent to hospital but died a few hours later. His wife said the family had no problems but that her husband suffered from a mental illness.
Two men killed by speeding bus
TWO men were killed in a traffic accident in Svay Rieng’s Svay Tiep district on Sunday. Police said that the two men were driving their motorbike home when they were hit by a bus that was travelling from Svay Rieng to Phnom Penh. Witnesses allege the bus was driving at excessive speeds.One of the men died instantly after being run over and the other man died in hospital. The bus driver escaped the scene, but police said they have identified the bus company and are working to apprehend him.
Wood haul found in Takhmao town
POLICE in Takhmao town, Kandal province, seized 157 pieces of high-quality wood from three vehicles on Saturday. Police thought the vehicles looked suspicious and ordered them to stop. The drivers of the three cars attempted to escape, but police chased after them and arrested them. The suspects have since been to the provincial forestry administration, together with the wood, and will be sent to court at a later date.