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Temple fall badly injures tourist

Temple fall badly injures tourist

A Japanese tourist remained unconscious as of press time yesterday after slipping and falling while climbing up Ta Keo temple in the Angkor temple complex.

Nacaga Yuka, 23, received serious head injuries and was sent to the Royal Angkor International Hospital immediately following the incident, Siem Reap provincial tourist police chief Meas Vitu told the Post yesterday, adding that constant rain had made the temple’s exterior slippery.

“She visited the Ta Keo temple and walked on the temple, which had moss on it, while the rain was falling down” he said.

Nacaga and her mother had checked into the Borei Angkor Resort and Spa in Siem Reap town on Tuesday.

According to a hospital staffer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, Nacaga had not regained consciousness.

“I just know that the ambulance brought her to the hospital around noon and doctors are still attempting to save her,” she said.

Rain has been steadily falling at the tourist destination since Monday. On Wednesday, the Ministry of Water Resources and Meterology forecast that rains over the next few days will cause flooding in eight provinces nationally, including Siem Reap.

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