MAN ARRESTED AFTER PHNOM PENH FIRE
Police arrested suspected arsonist Ros Sophorn after fire destroyed 147 temporary houses and killed a 4-year-old girl, Pov Vattey, in Phnom Penh on Wednesday. The accused is alleged to have set fire to his in-laws' house, which then spread to surrounding structures, leaving 288 families homeless in Ph'ei village, Phnom Penh. Witnesses say the man set fire to his in-laws' property because they owed him money.
LIGHTNING KILLS KAMPOT VILLAGERS
Four villagers were killed when lightning struck their farmhouse in Damnak Trayoeng village in Kampot province on Wednesday. Lightning struck the house during a heavy storm, killing Chhay Sao, Chhann Pov, Ton Khon and Loch Chea.
GANGSTERS ACCUSED OF SAMURAI ATTACK
Eight gangsters are accused of fatally stabbing Aom Samnang, 21, with samurai swords as he walked home alone in Chamkar Samraong village, Battambang province on Wednesday. According to the victim's sister, the attack is part of an ongoing feud between two rival gangs in the area.
GOLD THIEVES MAKE OFF WITH THE LOOT
Armed robbers fatally shot Nhem Yoeun and his wife Ek Ranary as they were riding their motorbike home from their gold exchange at Chouk Market, Kampot province. Both robbers evaded authorities with an unknown quantity of gold and cash on April 13.
TWO ARRESTED OVER SCISSORS ATTACK
Policeman, Lun Sirath, 40, was fatally stabbed on Wednesday after a dispute at a New Year's dance in Ou Prambi village in Stung Treng province's Stung Treng district. Police arrested Khom Pros and Kob Veng Chhun after they allegedly stabbed the victim with a pair of scissors, claiming he refused to let them enter the dance party.
WOMAN ROBBED OF BIKE, PHONE, MONEY
Team Thoeun, 20, and Ly Vutha, 25, were arrested by police after they allegedly stole at knifepoint a bracelet, bike and cell phone from a girl in Democracy Park in Phnom Penh's Chamkarmon district. The two men were sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday.