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Curiousity piqued over ‘drone pieces’

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Authorities inspect debris of fragments that were believed to be part of a drone in Preah Vihear province, on Thursday. national police

Curiousity piqued over ‘drone pieces’

Seventeen aluminium and rubber fragments discovered scattered throughout Srayong commune, in Kulen district, Preah Vihear province on Thursday have been identified as parts of a drone.

Preah Vihear provincial police chief major general Yin Chamnan said people in the commune were awoken by loud crashes at around 6am on Thursday.

While they could not identify the source of the noise, they discovered aluminium and rubber debris at different locations Chamnan told The Post that police concluded the debris were parts of a drone.

“Maybe these fragments are parts of a drone that someone flew. The parts were not relatively big,” he said, despite pictures showing otherwise.

He said that the authorities are currently searching for more fragments and investigating the matter.

Srayong commune police chief Chan Ketya, who went to collect the fallen pieces, said they do not pose a threat.

“We have found more than 17 fallen fragments of aluminium and rubber. But, we are continuing the search and are collecting further information from the people at the scene.”

Ketya said the drone fragments had scattered throughout Srayong commune within a radius of 10km.

He said the material of the collected fragments are the same as the those collected in a similar incident in Preah Vihear back in 2009.

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