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Police Blotter: 16 Aug 2010

Police Blotter: 16 Aug 2010

POLICE

CRUMBLING BUILDING KILLS REPAIR WORKERS
Two men in Kampot are dead after an old cement wall fell on them while they were trying to repair an aged building, police said. The tragedy happened Friday morning. Witnesses said the workers were climbing to an upper floor of the building when an old wall crumbled and fell on the two men, crushing them under the weight of the broken masonry. Police and villagers rushed to free them from the rubble, but it was too late. They had died.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

POIPET COPS LOOK FOR MAN ACCUSED OF AXING
A teenager in Poipet is fighting for his life after he was chopped with an axe during a melee between a bunch of “spoiled” kids, according to police. Officials said the skirmish broke out Wednesday afternoon after one group of teens wanted to exact revenge from another group over some sort of prior perceived injustice. Police said the teen who was hurt fought with a baton, whereas the teen who allegedly struck him wielded an axe. Doctors said the victim’s wound was so deep that he lost a great deal of blood and possibly may not live. Police said the suspect managed to escape, prompting a manhunt.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

SERIOUS REAR-ENDING SENDS DRIVER TO HOSPITAL
A man driving a motorbike was seriously injured after he was rear-ended by a car in a traffic accident in Pursat province Friday, officials said. Police said the car slammed into the back of the victim’s motorbike, sending him flying first onto the car, then tumbling to the ground. The car veered off and quickly drove away, though a friend of the victim took the motorbike and tried to pursue the fleeing vehicle. Witnesses reported that the motorbike driver was attempting to turn right when the speeding car ploughed into the bike. The victim is in hospital, and police have held on to the motorbike.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

WOMAN KILLS SELF OVER UNEXPLAINABLE JEALOUSY
A woman eight months pregnant burned herself to death in Kampong Chhnang province last week because she was jealous of her husband, neighbours reported. The neighbours said the woman poured oil over her body and set fire to her skin. She later died in hospital, as did her unborn child. Neighbours said the woman had previously stabbed herself in the stomach because of jealousy.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

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