Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Two men injured trying to dismantle a rocket

Two men injured trying to dismantle a rocket

Two men injured trying to dismantle a rocket

Two men were seriously injured on Tuesday when a B-40 rocket exploded at their home in Battambang province’s Phnom Proek district, police officials said. Ham Hak, 58, and his son, Hak Then, 30, of Chakrei commune’s Damnak Ksan village, were attempting to break the rocket to make a large blade from the metal when the rocket detonated. Phnom Proek district police chief, Song Sopheak, said yesterday that the men thought the rocket was old and wouldn’t work anymore. “That is why they hit the rocket,” he said. Both men are recovering in hospital in Sampov Loun district.

MOST VIEWED

  • Temi tourism project approved by the CDC

    The $500.4 million Tourism, Ecological, Marine and International (Temi) tourism project has been approved by the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC), according to a notice on its Facebook page on Monday. The project is part of Chinese-owned Union City Development Group Co Ltd’s (

  • Rainsy will return at ‘favourable time’

    Opposition figure Sam Rainsy on Saturday suggested he would not return to Cambodia as he had previously promised, saying that like liberators King Father Norodom Sihanouk and Charles de Gaulle, he would only do so at a “favourable time”. “I will go back to Cambodia

  • US Embassy urged to stop ‘disrespecting sovereignty’

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation called on the US Embassy in Phnom Penh on Saturday to respect the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations after it called former opposition leader Kem Sokha “an innocent man” – a move deemed to be “disrespecting Cambodia’s

  • NagaWorld casino sees net profit of more than $390M last year

    Phnom Penh’s NagaWorld casino posted a 53 per cent net profit increase last year at $390.6 million, a sum which is almost equal to the combined net profit of all Cambodian commercial banks in 2017. NagaWorld’s parent company, NagaCorp Ltd, is listed on the Hong Kong