DRUNKEN DRIVER INJURES NEW MOTHER ON CART
A woman was seriously injured in an accident involving a drunkard after giving birth in Kampong Chhnang province on Tuesday. Witnesses said that the woman had just delivered a baby on a motorbike-pulled cart when the drunken driver crashed into it, injuring both the woman and the newborn baby. Kampong Chhnang’s deputy police chief said the perpetrator was still drunk after the accident, and that he was found to have high levels of alcohol in his system.
BOOZED-UP PORTER FALLS FIVE FLOORS TO HIS DEATH
A drunken porter died after falling off a five-storey building in Prampi Makara district on Monday. Police said the victim gathered with his friends on the fifth floor to drink, and that the door was locked to prevent people from leaving while there was still beer left. A neighbour said she saw the victim at the window waving his hand to friends on the ground before he fell. The police concluded that the victim died because he tried to get out of the house through the window.
LIGHTNING STRIKES ONCE, ENOUGH TO KILL MAN
A man died after being struck by lightning while he was walking home with his wife in Kampong Cham province’s Tboang Khmum district Monday. The chief of his village said that the victim was chasing his wife during rainy weather. Police examined
the corpse and concluded that the victim definitely died of a lightning strike.
GIRL RAPED WHILE ON HUNT FOR VEGETABLES
A man was arrested for raping a girl in Stoung district, Kampong Thom province, on Sunday. Police said the victim and her siblings were walking to pick vegetables when the suspect came and encouraged the young children to go back home. The suspect raped the victim in the bushes and warned her not to tell anyone about it. After receiving a complaint from the victim’s mother, police arrested the suspect and sent him to the provincial police station.
ILLEGAL TIMBER TRAP RESULTS IN MAN'S DEATH
One person died and another was injured in a traffic accident involving a car and a government truck parked at an illegal logging checkpoint in Oddar Meanchey province’s Anlong Veng district on Monday. Police said forestry officials put the truck across the road to block vehicles that were transporting illegal logs, and that this technique had caused the accident. Both cars were confiscated by police pending further investigation, and the injured man was sent to a hospital in Siem Reap province.