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Two drown in R'kiri

Two drown in R'kiri

A MAN and woman drowned on Saturday at Boeung Yeak Loak Lake Resort in Ratanakkiri province's Banlung district, local police Chief Em Vun said, citing witnesses.

The victims have been identified as Chea Trae, 27, and Ruon Navy, 19. Both were rubber plantation workers. The drowning is believed to have happened at around 1pm.

The girl drowned when she lost her grip on a buoy, Em Vun told the Post. The man tried to rescue her but also drowned. Their bodies have yet to be recovered. "A group of their friends and families were trying to search for their bodies but haven't found them yet," Em Vun said on Sunday.

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