Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Children find two bodies along river

Children find two bodies along river

Children find two bodies along river

Foul play

The bodies of two unidentified men, believed to have been murdered, washed up on a riverbank in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district yesterday morning, police said.

The men – who police suspect may be Chinese nationals – were found by a group of children who were herding cows in the district’s Prek Tasek commune, said commune police chief Khuon Chheang.

“The bodies were covered with blood on the head and face,” Chheang added.

Because the bodies had not yet decomposed, he estimates that the men might have been killed in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

“According to our preliminary conclusion, this is a case of murder. Police are now working and investigating this case,” Chheang said.

“According to an examination of the bodies, they were strongly hit by hard items and got very serious injuries on their heads, necks and faces,” said Mom Sitha, chief of the capital’s Foreign Police Office.

MOST VIEWED

  • EU officials: Ending EBA an 18-month procedure

    EU officials have confirmed that it will take a total of 18 months to complete the procedure if Cambodia’s preferential Everything But Arms (EBA) trade agreement is to be withdrawn. According to EU Agriculture and Rural Development spokesman Daniel Rosario, the formal process has not

  • IPU slams government claim

    The president of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Gabriela Cuevas Barron, has refuted a claim by the National Assembly that she “highly appreciated the achievements of Cambodia” in its July national elections with a tweet saying “Of course not!” before adding “No congratulations”. A delegation from

  • Sam Rainsy, government group set to clash at IPU Geneva meet?

    Opposition figure Sam Rainsy has been invited to speak at the General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, according to a former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) lawmaker. A government delegation is also set to attend the meeting, a National Assembly press release

  • Conflict lingers on Paris Accords

    As the Kingdom prepares to commemorate on October 23 the 27th anniversary of the signing of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords, which ushered in an end to nearly two decades of civil war, there is political conflict on whether the tenets of the agreement are still being