Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Lao man found in Mekong after boat sinks

Lao man found in Mekong after boat sinks

Authorities inspect the scene where Cambodian fishermen found a Lao national's body along the Mekong river on Monday in Strung Treng province. Photo supplied
Authorities inspect the scene where Cambodian fishermen found a Lao national's body along the Mekong river on Monday in Strung Treng province. Photo supplied

Lao man found in Mekong after boat sinks

Cambodian fishermen found the body of a Lao man floating in the Mekong River on Monday morning in Stung Treng province, local police said yesterday. Horm Navy, police chief of Thala Barivat’s Preah Romkil commune, said that the victim was Thorng Buth, 40.

He was a resident of Koh Det village in Champasak province in Laos, about 700 metres from the Cambodia border.

According to Navy, the victim’s brother, Thorng Lam, 38, told police that the two were fishing on Saturday when their boat sank in a rainstorm. Navy said the victim’s brother managed to swim ashore, but that the victim himself disappeared and an initial search failed.

Cambodian fishermen found the body near Koh La Ngor village on Monday and called the police chief. “The victim’s body was handed to the family for the funeral on Monday morning,” Navy said.

MOST VIEWED

  • New US bill ‘is a violation of Cambodian independence’

    After a US congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation that will enact sanctions on Cambodian officials responsible for “undermining democracy” in the Kingdom, government officials and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Sunday said they regarded the potential action as the “violation of independence and sovereignty

  • Angkor Wat named as the top landmark for the second year

    Travel website TripAdvisor has named Cambodia’s ancient wonder Angkor Wat as the top landmark in the world for the second year running in their Travelers’ Choice Award 2018, an achievement Cambodian tourism operators expect will attract more tourists to the Kingdom. The website uses traveller

  • Ministry’s plan for net sparks fears

    The government has ordered all domestic and international internet traffic in the Kingdom to pass through a Data Management Centre (DMC) that has been newly created by the state-owned Telecom Cambodia, in a move some have claimed is an attempt to censor government critics. Spokesman

  • Hun Sen detractors ‘will die’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said those who curse or insult him would eventually die without a plot of land to bury their bodies after being killed by lightning, suffering the same fate as those who recently died in Thmar Baing district in Koh