Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Pursat villager finds hand grenades in kettle

Pursat villager finds hand grenades in kettle

A villager points out a kettle to authorities in Pursat province after discovering it contained unexploded hand grenades earlier this week. Photo supplied
A villager points out a kettle to authorities in Pursat province after discovering it contained unexploded hand grenades earlier this week. Photo supplied

Pursat villager finds hand grenades in kettle

Five unexploded hand grenades – four from Russia and one from China – were found on Monday inside a kettle by a villager in Pursat’s Bakan district.

District chief Yem Yeurng, who couldn’t identify the specific type of grenades, said they were common in his district, but they had not caused any fatalities.

Rom Lich police post deputy chief Seng Serey said villager Yors Ra, 59, was clearing the pumpkin patch behind her house when she came across the grenade-filled kettle.

“I informed the district chief about these unexploded grenades, and requested that someone from the Cambodian Mine Action Centre come pick them up,” Serey said.

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

  • Cambodia unveils new quarantine regulations

    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

  • Hun Sen: Cambodia set to fully reopen

    Prime Minister Hun Sen concludes that the October 5-7 Pchum Ben public holiday, during which many people either flocked to their hometowns for family reunion or gathered at tourist attractions across the country, has not caused an outbreak of Covid-19. In a special address to

  • 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’

  • 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