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Two separate drowning incidents claim 4 lives

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Two separate drowning incidents claim 4 lives

Two boys slipped into a pond and died in Battambang province, while two men in Kandal province drowned after their car plunged into a lake.

In Battambang province, Thma Koul district deputy police chief Heang Buntha told The Post on October 25 that Duong Thai, 5, and Loeun Socheat, 3, residents of Roung Chrey commune’s Poi Roung Chrey village, drowned in a pond on October 24.

Citing their parents, he said prior to the incident, the boys were seen walking around the house. After a while, they disappeared.

“The parents searched for the boys and found their clothes by the pond. The parents suspected that the boys were playing and fell into the pond. They dived into the water to search for them and found their bodies resting on the bottom,” he said.

Buntha said the boys’ deaths were due to the parents’ lack of care. He requested that all parents and guardians focus on the safety and health of family members.

In Kandal province, Koh Thom district police chief Sim Kheang said Hak Seng Lim, 34, and his friend Seang Ry, 32, from Prek Speu commune’s Pratheat village, had a traffic accident when their car swerved into a lake, killing the two men on October 22.

Citing relatives and witnesses, Kheang said the duo had been drinking alcohol at a local shop.

Then they drove home on National Road 21. When they reached bridge number 68 in Prek Sem village of Koh Thom district’s Sampov Puon commune, their car suddenly swerved off the road and plunged into the lake, causing water to enter the car and drowning them.

“[This] case was caused by the victims being drunk while driving and probably speeding,” he said.

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