Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Kampot man dies of injuries from petrol fire



Kampot man dies of injuries from petrol fire

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Police helped to put out the car fire at a petrol station on Tuesday. Police

Kampot man dies of injuries from petrol fire

A Kampot province man died on Tuesday from injuries suffered at a petrol station in Kong Pisey district, Kampong Speu province, on July 9, in a case that has sparked criticism of local police on social media.

Taing Kimheng, 30, died at Preah Kossamak Hospital in Phnom Penh, after a photograph of him showing his burns was posted on Facebook by district police, suggesting to some on social media that police had questioned him before he was sent to the capital for treatment.

However, Sok Sophal, the district deputy police chief, said police weren’t questioning Kimheng.

“The victim was waiting for an ambulance, but we were not questioning him. We do not have an ambulance on standby,” he said.

Sophal said police concluded that the fire was caused when a Chinese customer Kimheng was chauffeuring to Phnom Penh lit a cigarette at a petrol station in Kampong Speu. The Chinese man was also injured but survived.

Taing Kimhong, the victim’s brother, told The Post from the funeral ceremony in Kampot province that Kimheng is survived by his wife and two daughters, aged four and six.

MOST VIEWED

  • Locations shut, dozens more Covid-19 positive

    The Ministry of Health has closed 23 locations in connection with the February 20 community transmission of Covid-19 and summoned for testing anyone who had direct contact with affected people and places. The number of discovered related infections has risen to 76, including 39 women. In a press release,

  • Kingdom's Covid cluster cases jump to 194

    The Ministry of Health on February 25 confirmed 65 new cases of Covid-19, with 58 linked to the February 20 community transmission. The latest cluster cases include nine Vietnamese nationals, five Cambodians, one each from Korea, Singapore and Japan, with the rest being Chinese. This brings the total number

  • Cambodia's Covid cluster cases rise to 137

    The Ministry of Health on February 24 recorded 40 more cases of Covid-19, with 38 linked to the February 20 community transmission. Of the 40, two are imported cases involving Chinese passengers. The 38 include two Vietnamese nationals and one Cambodian, with the rest being Chinese. This brings the total cases

  • Covid cluster raises alarm, health bodies urge vigilance

    The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Cambodia have expressed great concern over the February 20 cluster transmission of Covid-19 in the community. Both entities appealed for vigilance and cooperation in curbing further spread of the virus. Ministry spokeswoman Or Vandine said

  • PM confirms third Covid-19 community transmission

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on February 20 announced the Kingdom's third outbreak of Covid-19 community transmission after 32 people tested positive in just over 10 hours. Addressing the public from his residence after an emergency meeting, Hun Sen said: "I dub it February 20 Community Event, in which 32 cases

  • Cambodia to make auto-rickshaws

    Locally-assembled electric auto-rickshaws could hit the Cambodian market as soon as early in May after the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) gave the greenlight to an investment project at the weekend. According to a CDC press release, it will issue a final registration