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Parachute soldier sets self on fire

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Parachute soldier sets self on fire

A soldier of the 911 parachute regiment died on Wednesday, three days after he set himself on fire in Kampong Speu province, apparently in a jealous rage.

The deceased was identified as Nong Eng, 38, a 1st Lieutenant paratrooper and father of four from Sopoa Tep commune’s Thlok Chheuteal village in Chbar Mon town, commune police chief Sam Thon said.

“Police visited the scene and found two bottles used for holding petrol. All the petrol had been consumed in the fire and police concluded that the victim had set fire to himself. He set himself alight because of jealousy over his wife,” he said.

His wife and villagers sent Eng to the emergency room at Kampong Speu Referral hospital. However, due to the seriousness of his burns, he was then sent to a military hospital near Wat Phnom in Phnom Penh.

That hospital, in turn, sent him to Preah Kossamak Hospital in the capital where he later died.


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