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Kampong Chhnang river claims four youths

Kampong Chhnang river claims four youths

Four children, two of them siblings, drowned after being caught at the bottom of a riverbed in Kampong Chhnang province on Tuesday afternoon, police reported.

The incident took place in Kampong Tralach district’s Peani commune.

“The four poor children were found in a deep hole in the riverbed by authorities, who then handed them to the parents for funerals,” said Sorn Seak, Peani’s police chief.

Two of the children, Kun Sreyroth, 11, and her brother, 7-year-old Khun Dara, were the children of farmers in the commune’s village of Stung.

The two other children, 8-year-old Heng Vicheka and Ouch Sreyleak, 12, lived in the village of Takol.

Authorities were alerted to the incident after hearing cries from Ouch Visal, the 7-year-old brother of Sreyleak, who had been bathing in the river with the other children.

“People heard the boy crying, ‘Where are you going sister? Please come back,’” said Seak.

Police suggested that the four children drowned after one of them got stuck in the riverbed and the other three tried to help.

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