Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Six Australians injured when bannister breaks

Six Australians injured when bannister breaks

Six Australians injured when bannister breaks

Six Australians sustained injuries after a visit to a Kampong Cham pagoda yesterday resulted in an unexpected four-metre plunge.

While climbing the Han Chey Mountain in Kampong Siem district, the tourists, aged between 56 and 73, took a break against the staircase banister.

“Because the concrete bannister is dilapidated and all of them have big builds, they fell down,” said Set Sela, deputy provincial police chief.

Two of the six are unable to walk due to the accident and have been sent to Calmette Hospital, while the other four incurred more mild injuries.

“This is an accident which no one wanted to happen,” said Pak Cheat, Kampong Siem district police chief.

MOST VIEWED

  • 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

  • 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

  • Monks given ‘Samdech’ title for contributions

    Three senior monks on Thursday were given the highest-ranking title “samdech”, with Prime Minister Hun Sen saying that the promotions were due to their contributions to Buddhism. The three distinguished monks were promoted on Thursday morning at Botum Vatey pagoda in Phnom Penh, at a

  • Facing possible sanctions, PM criticises Washington’s rights record

    While United States congressmen are discussing the Cambodia Democracy Act and an amendment that could impose more sanctions against Cambodia’s government, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday counterattacked by questioning the respect of human rights and democracy under the US-backed Lon Nol regime, and