Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Young cousins drown in Banteay Meanchey pond



Young cousins drown in Banteay Meanchey pond

Young cousins drown in Banteay Meanchey pond

Two young children drowned on Tuesday as they wandered off from a housewarming party being attended by their parents in O’Ambel commune in Banteay Meanchey province’s Sisophon town.

Commune deputy police chief Kong Phally said it appeared as though the children, who were cousins, had slipped and fell into a pond while walking home.

Phally identified the cousins as Chea Davry, a five-year-old girl from the commune’s Ko Rothan village, and Tram San, a six-year-old boy from Battambang province’s Ek Phnom district.

The boy came to the event with his family from Battambang.

While his parents were celebrating, he went out for a walk with Davry without their parents’ knowledge. When the ceremony was over at around 2pm, their parents could not find them and were told the cousins had walked to the pond.

While searching for them, they spotted the pair’s shoes and clothes before finding their bodies in the pond about 500m away from the house.

Phally said the 2m-deep pond belonged to a neighbour who had excavated the area in order to collect and sell silt.

“The victims may have slipped into the deep water and could not swim to the shore,” he said.

After an autopsy, police ruled out the possibility of murder.

MOST VIEWED

  • Phnom Penh unveils rules for post-lockdown transition

    The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration issued a set of detailed guidelines for the seven days to May 12 after the capital emerges from lockdown at the onset of May 6. In the 14-page document signed by municipal governor Khuong Sreng released on the evening of May 5, the

  • SBI LY HOUR Bank Launches Cross Border Money Transfer Service between Cambodia and Vietnam on RippleNet, utilizing DLT

    SBI LY HOUR Bank Plc and Hanoi-based Tien Phong Commercial Joint Stock Bank (TPBank) on Friday launched the first Cambodia-Vietnam money transfer service in real currency via RippleNet, provided by SBI Ripple Asia Co Ltd to provide safe, fast and convenient services. SBI LY HOUR

  • Gov’t issues guidelines as lockdown nears end

    The government has issued a five-page set of instructions to be enforced when the three-week lockdown of Phnom Penh and adjacent Takmao town in Kandal province ends on May 6. According to an announcement signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on May 4, the instructions cover a

  • Cambodia ready to exit LDC status

    Cambodia is well-prepared to minimise economic risks when it graduates from its Least Developed Countries status, according to a senior official at the Ministry of Commerce on May 7. Four LDCs – Cambodia, Laos, Bangladesh and Nepal – met at a virtual workshop last week to explore potential

  • Nine US franchises eye Cambodia debut

    Nine famous US franchising companies are looking for business opportunities and expansion into Cambodia to build a footstep for a strong foundation in Southeast Asia. The US embassy in Phnom Penh, in partnership with the US Foreign Commercial Service and with support from the American

  • Jab drive announced for two more Phnom Penh districts

    The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration on May 15 announced a first-dose novel-coronavirus vaccination campaign for Boeung Keng Kang and Sen Sok districts from May 18-31, and a follow-up second-shot drive from June 1-15. Twenty vaccination sites have been set up in a combined 13 communes across both