Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Two little girls drown in pond behind home

Two little girls drown in pond behind home

Two little girls drown in pond behind home

Two girls were found dead floating in a pond behind their homes on Wednesday in Banteay Meanchey province.

The bodies of cousins Khuon Chanry, 3, and Kong Sbay, 5, were discovered by Chanry’s parents, who had been searching for her for more than five hours in O’Chuob Thmey village, where they live, said Mongkol Borei district police chief Si Dy. The girls’ families are neighbours.

Chanry’s father, San Ponlork, 32, said that when he returned from planting cassava, he saw his wife, Noy Sreyoun, cooking, but he didn’t see his daughter, he told police. The couple began to look for her, and found her and their niece’s bodies at 6:30pm.

Parents for both of the girls were yesterday preparing the funeral.

“They are very careless in not looking after their children,” Dy said. “They have to take care of their children properly; they should not leave their children unattended while farming.”

MOST VIEWED

  • Cambodia’s image problem

    In opening remarks at a recent event, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Luy David said information can be a double-edged sword. He told a European Institute of Asian Studies (EIAS) briefing seminar that the media has unfairly presented

  • PM Hun Sen says dangers averted

    Delivering a campaign speech from his home via Facebook Live on Thursday, caretaker Prime Minister Hun Sen said his Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) had carried the country through danger in its latest mandate. He was specifically referring to the threat of a “colour revolution”

  • Bumpy road for local ride apps

    Ride-hailing services seem to have grown into a dominant player in the capital’s transportation sector. Relatively unknown and little used in the Kingdom at the beginning of this year, services like PassApp, Grab and ExNet are now commonplace on Phnom Penh streets. However, the

  • Hun Sen lays out party’s platform

    Caretaker Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday credited liberating Cambodia from the Khmer Rouge as among the reasons why people will vote for his ruling Cambodian People Party (CPP) in the July 29 national elections. Hun Sen, who has held the reins of power in Cambodia