Doctor saves lives of despondent lovers
A pair of star-crossed lovers tried to take their own lives because their parents refused to let them wed, officials in Kratie province said. However, a doctor saved the lovers’ lives after they had both swallowed poison. Neighbours said the man and woman had strolled to the outskirts of their village to commit suicide. Someone saw them lying there unconscious and took them to the hospital quickly, a moved that saved their lives. The man was reportedly injured “a little bit”, whereas the woman’s injuries were more serious because she apparently swallowed more poison. KOH
Car crashes into pole; power outage ensues
Electricity was cut in a Russey Keo district neighbourhood on Sunday after a speeding car crashed into an electricity pole, police said. Officers said the car sped up to overtake a slower motorbike. But it lost control and crashed into the pole, injuring two riders and cutting power to the area. Police took the car to the local station for use as evidence and to ensure the car’s owner would pay for the damage caused.
Pair stumble off after car-versus-tree scrap
A car veered off into a tree in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district on Monday, losing a wheel in the process. The driver was considered lucky because no one was seriously injured as a result of the crash, which happened in the early hours of the morning. Witnesses reported seeing the car being driven very fast before hitting the tree. Two people stumbled out of the car in a state of obvious intoxication, witnesses said. They called for a motorbike taxi and left the scene. The car has been sent to the local police station.
Neighbours speculate after man kills himself
Kandal province residents have been left looking for answers after a 23-year-old factory worker took his own life on Tuesday. Neighbours reported seeing the man looking very sad and troubled the day before. The man’s older sister said she did not know what problems her brother was wrestling with; she just knew that he was sad. Neighbours speculated that the man was having love problems.
Wrong-way driver meets untimely end
A 30-year-old man died instantly after he ploughed into a 12-seat minivan while driving the wrong way down National Road 4 on Monday. A witness said the force of the crash caused the motorist to fall to the road and die. Police said the minivan driver fled the scene and left the vehicle. Police are said to be investigating.