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Acid victims get further treatment

Acid victims get further treatment

A couple who were attacked with acid in Kampong Cham’s Memot district last week have been moved to Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district for further treatment.

Dr Yin Vannak, the treating doctor at Kampong Cham provincial hospital, said yesterday that the couple was moved after three days of treatment at his hospital.

The acid was continuing to burn deeper into their skin, he added, saying that although doctors had tried their best to treat them, they did not possess the necessary medicines for this particular type of injury.

Long Bunthoeun, 32, and his wife, Sen Srey Roth, 23, were attacked with acid through the window of their house while they lounged in a hammock.

Bunthoeun suffered serious burns to his face, chest and parts of his back from the attack, while Srey Roth sustained slight burns to her back. No arrests have been made.

Police officials could not be reached for comment.

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