Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Two drown but one body still missing

Two drown but one body still missing

Two drown but one body still missing

On the same day that the body of a medical student washed up on a riverbank in the capital, a young boy was also reported to have drowned while bathing in the Mekong River.

A body found yesterday morning on a riverbank near the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh was identified by police as Sroeun Chhun, a 21-year-old student at the University of Health and Sciences.

“We do not know why the man drowned,” said Lem Seriesophorn, Chey Chumneas commune police chief, who added that Chhun’s relatives took the body to Sansom Kosal Pagoda.

In a separate, unrelated case, the parents of an eight-year-old boy from Kandal province reported that their son drowned yesterday while bathing in the river with his sister, according to Mok Kampoul district police.

Chhay Davin was swimming when he slipped and disappeared into deeper water, the district police chief said. No body has yet been found.

MOST VIEWED

  • Negotiations on EBA being held

    In an effort to defuse tensions, a senior government official said Cambodia is negotiating with the European Union (EU) on the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade deal, which allows the Kingdom to export goods to the 28-member bloc tariff-free. The EU notified Cambodia on October 5

  • Ministers to tackle sea pollutants

    Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities and members of local communities have collected 77 tonnes of water hyacinth at a Sihanoukville beach, Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesperson Or Saroeun said. He told The Post yesterday that the aquatic weeds had been floating along some of the province’s

  • Chinese police escort deported scam suspects

    Ninety-one Chinese nationals accused of extorting money from victims in a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) scam were deported from Phnom Penh International Airport on Monday under the escort of 182 Chinese police personnel. General Department of Immigration head of investigations Ouk Hay Seila told reporters

  • EU officials: Ending EBA an 18-month procedure

    EU officials have confirmed that it will take a total of 18 months to complete the procedure if Cambodia’s preferential Everything But Arms (EBA) trade agreement is to be withdrawn. According to EU Agriculture and Rural Development spokesman Daniel Rosario, the formal process has not