Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Man dead after fall into kiln, police say

Man dead after fall into kiln, police say

The charcoal kiln in which a man died yesterday. PHOTO SUPPLIED
The charcoal kiln in which a man died yesterday. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Man dead after fall into kiln, police say

A 56-year-old man burned to death on Monday in Koh Kong’s Mondul Seima district after falling into the flames of a charcoal kiln on his farm, an official said yesterday. Bak Khlang commune police chief Lem Hy identified the victim as Ly Savoeurn, a farmer from Cham Yeam village.

The victim’s wife, Ouk Ly, 58, told police she discovered her husband’s remains after calling him several times and hearing no reply, Hy said. Ly then decided to go to their farm, about 2 kilometres away, to only find her husband’s phone in his shirt, which was hanging from the roof of their farm cottage.

She later found the bones and a skull in the kiln believed to be the remains of her husband, Hy said. The victim had mentioned he was feeling dizzy before going to the farm, according to the wife.

Hy said that after interviewing other family members and villagers, police had believed her story and ruled the death accidental.

In February, a Battambang man also fell into a charcoal kiln, burning to death. His wife and son sustained severe burns in their effort to save him.

MOST VIEWED

  • Hun Sen: Full country reopening to be decided in two weeks

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced that if the Covid-19 situation remains stable for 15 consecutive days from the end of the October 5-7 Pchum Ben public holiday, Cambodia will reopen fully, albeit in the context of Covid-19 whereby people have to adjust their lives to

  • Cambodia sets new Covid-19 quarantine rules

    The government has modified Covid-19 quarantine requirements, shortening the duration for, among others, Cambodian officials, foreign diplomats and delegations, investors and inbound travellers in general. According to an official notice signed by Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng late on October 16, quarantine length for Cambodian

  • Will Evergrande change the way Chinese developers do business in Cambodia?

    China’s property sector policy has exposed the grim financial condition of real estate developers including those operating in Cambodia, which raises questions over the viability of their projects and business going forward The dark blue netting draping over one of Yuetai Group Co Ltd’

  • Phnom Penh governor: Show Covid-19 vaccination cards, or else

    Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng late on October 5 issued a directive requiring all people aged 18 and over and the parents of children aged 6-17 to produce Covid-19 vaccination cards when entering schools, markets, malls, marts, eateries and other business establishments that have been permitted

  • Cambodia seeks probe into 'false reports' on Hun Sen's alleged Cypriot passport

    Minister of Justice Koeut Rith on September 6 wrote a letter to his Cypriot counterpart Stephie Dracos requesting cooperation in investigating and providing the truth in relation to the "exaggerative and false allegations" that Prime Minister Hun Sen holds a Cypriot passport. In his letter, the

  • 'Pandora Papers' expose leaders' offshore millions

    More than a dozen heads of state and government, from Jordan to Azerbaijan, Kenya and the Czech Republic, have used offshore tax havens to hide assets worth hundreds of millions of dollars, according to a far-reaching new investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (