Authorities in Kandal province’s Loeuk Dek district are searching for two school girls who went missing on May 13 in a river bank collapse in Prek Dach village and commune.

According to the district police report, before the incident the two girls went to play at the riverside after leaving class, in an area where sand dredging was ongoing. Suddenly, the bank collapsed into the river, along with the girls.

People who witnessed the tragic incident could not rescue the girls timely and reported to authorities.

The police report identified the girls as Vannak Sima and Bunthoeun Sreyleak, both 12 year old and lived in different villages in Prek Dach commune.