AX ATTACK AT KARAOKE JOINT
An unidentified well-built man hit a 22-year-old in the back with an axe twice outside the E-Mach karaoke parlour in Takeo at 9pm on July 31. The victim remains in hospital and his sister has appealed to police to find the attacker.
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MINIBUS PLUNGES INTO STREAM
A minibus drove into a stream on National Road 2 to Phnom Penh around 12:30pm on Sunday. The driver claimed the accident was due to a technical problem involving the axle of the vehicle. The minibus was a little damaged on the front side, but fortunately no one was injured in the accident.
THIEVES STEAL TELECOM CABLES
A 70-metre Camintel cable network was cut during the night of August 2 in Battambang province. Police suspect that at least three people were involved and that money was the motive. A metre of the cable is worth at least US$10, but they may only get around 20,000 riels if they sell it to a scrap merchant.
PISTOL-WHIPPING IN BAR BRAWL
A colonel was hit on the head with the butt of a pistol at 9:30pm on Sunday after a row broke out between two groups of men inside Thmey Sros Beer Shop in Phnom Penh's Daun Penh district. The men had been firing their pistols in the air to scare each other when the incident occurred.
CARD PLAYER DEALT BAD HAND
A 27-year-old woman from Thmey Commune, Kampot district, Kampot province, accused her brother-in-law of slapping her on the face four times while she was playing a game of cards on August 2. The incident happened when the man threw her cards on the floor after she did not stop playing when he told her to. The man denied the incident.
TWO DIE IN SLIP OF A COW’S TAIL
In Battambang, two men are dead after attempting to cross a river by holding on to a cow's tail. The men were trying to take the cow to greener pastures on the other side of the river and drowned when the cow's tail slipped out of their hands in the middle of the water.
MAN POSSESSED TO COMMIT SUICIDE
A man has been hospitalised after he cut his throat because he thought that a master spirit possessed his body at Tuol Andaet village, Svay Sa Commune in Pursat province. The man's wife has commented that visits from the master spirit are a common occurrence at their household.
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