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Death toll in ferry tragedy rises to ten

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Forces from several units are continuing to search for one more student who is confirmed missing. POLICE

Death toll in ferry tragedy rises to ten

The number of deaths that occurred when a boat sank in Kandal province has risen to 10. Forces from several units are continuing to search for one more student who is confirmed missing.

The incident, involving the Toteun ferry in Kampong Phnom commune’s Koh Chamroeun village of Kandal province’s Loeuk Dek district, happened at 7pm on October 13.

“As of October 14, at 13:45, we are continuing to search for the body of a 12-year-old student. So far, we have located a total of 14 people, 10 of whom were deceased, including three females,” said the Kandal provincial police, in a social media post.

The post announced 14 or 15 students from Koh Chamroeun village had been reported missing after the the vessel sank. It appeared that the incident was the result of the craft being overloaded. The tragedy was compounded by a lack of flotation devices.

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