Frog fare fatal for diner, another not faring well
At least one man died and another became seriously ill after eating frog meat in Kampong Thom province’s Prasat Balang district on Wednesday. Family members said the men had caught the frogs in a nearby field on Wednesday before enjoying them as a snack while drinking wine in the evening. The men began vomiting almost immediately after eating the frog meat, but did not think it was serious and waited a few hours before seeking medical help. Doctors saved one of the men but said they were unable to save the other because they had arrived at the hospital too late.
Cops detain four after flutter on football
Four men were arrested and detained in Preah Sihanouk province on Wednesday, accused of gambling on football matches. Police said the men were arrested after neighbours tipped off police to their illegal practice. Police seized 99 betting invoices, a copy machine, two motorbikes, and about US$46,500 during a raid of the apartment of one of the suspects.
Tree feller falls foul due to carelessness
A 20-year-old man died after a tree he was cutting down fell and crushed him in Pursat province on Wednesday. Police said the man’s employer had ordered him to cut the tree down, but noted that the accident was entirely the victim’s own fault. The victim was sent to hospital but died on arrival. The victim’s employers have agreed to compensate his family.
Four masked thieves flee scene of the crime
Police in Preah Sihnaouk province’s Prey Nop district are searching for four men accused of robbing a fisherman at gunpoint on Wednesday. The victim said the men, who were masked, had threatened him with guns before stealing a necklace and a ring and fleeing the scene. The victim said he was terrified during the attack, but noted that on reflection, the guns may not have been the real deal.
Man, 55, arrested for rape of 6-year-old girl
A 55-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of raping a 6-year-old girl on Tuesday. Police said the victim’s mother filed a complaint after finding the girl, who had gone alone to a nearby market to buy palm juice, in a field with blood between her legs. The victim reportedly identified the suspect, saying he had lured her to the field with the promise of candy. The victim was sent to hospital and the suspect is being detained, police said.