Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - UXO detonation injures one in Kampong Thom

UXO detonation injures one in Kampong Thom

UXO detonation injures one in Kampong Thom

A UXO explosion left a 22-year-old man in critical condition in Kampong Thom’s Kampong Svay district on Sunday. District police officials said yesterday that the explosion occurred as the man was tinkering with the device, assuming that it had previously detonated. Seng Ly, Kampong Svay district police chief, said Touch Nhouch, 22,  had sustained serious injuries to his stomach after being struck by the explosion when he spotted the UXO in a rice field in Damrei Slap commune while tending to his water buffalo. He added the victim was receiving medical treatment in the Kampong Thom provincial hospital.

MOST VIEWED

  • Ethnic group ‘disappointed’ to be denied French visas to attend court

    Eleven people at the centre of a case involving seven indigenous Bunong villages in Mondulkiri province pursuing legal action in France have expressed disappointment after the French embassy in Phnom Penh denied their visa applications to attend court. A press release said the 11 included a

  • Cambodia nabs 12th place in best retirement destinations

    Cambodia is an expatriate hotspot for those dreaming of living a more luxurious lifestyle at an affordable cost, according to International Living’s Annual Global Retirement Index 2019. For the fourth year in a row, Cambodia took the top spot in the Cost of Living category.

  • EU starts EBA withdrawal

    The EU on Monday announced that it has begun the 18-month process of withdrawing the Kingdom’s access to its preferential Everything But Arms (EBA) agreement over “a deterioration of democracy [and] respect for human rights”. However, the Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia (GMAC) said

  • PM: War result of foreign meddling

    Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Sunday that Cambodia’s recent history of conflict was caused by foreign interference. “The wars that happened were caused by provocation, incitement, support, smearing and interference from foreign powers, and the group of ignorant people who pushed Cambodia to