Police Blotter: 20 Aug 2010

Police Blotter: 20 Aug 2010

POLICE

EXPLODING TYRE FELLS ERRING MECHANIC
A mechanic was killed on Tuesday when a tyre he was filling with air exploded, sending the wheel rim crashing into his body with deadly force. Police said the man erred by filling the tyre with too much air, causing the explosion. The victim is believed to have been killed instantly. His body is being kept for his family to retrieve.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

LIGHTNING STRIKES FOUR IN BANTEAY MEANCHEY
It was a tragic weekend for lightning strikes in Banteay Meanchey this week. One woman died in Malai district, and three young boys were seriously injured in a separate incident in Preah Net Preah. The woman was struck as she was collecting rainwater near her house during a sudden lightning storm. The three boys were struck while they were outdoors, guarding a cow. The boys’ parents sent them to Siem Reap hospital, according to district police.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

MAN HANGS HIMSELF AFTER FAMILY CRITICISM
A man hanged himself with his own T-shirt in Kandal province on Sunday after his family criticised him for being drunk and bickering with his siblings, according to the man’s family. The victim’s mother reported that her son returned from his construction job drunk on Sunday when he started arguing with his family. She criticised her son for provoking the argument, which is when he apparently took his black T-shirt and hung himself from a mango tree. A cow guard discovered the man’s lifeless body hanging from the tree about 10 hours later.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

SWERVING BIKE CAUSES FRUIT-LADEN CAR TO FLIP
Four people in a car carrying a load of coconuts were injured after the vehicle tipped over following a collision with a motorbike in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district. Police said Tuesday’s incident was caused by three people on the motorbike, who were all heavily drunk and driving their vehicle erratically. The coconut-laden car was forced to swerve to avoid the motorbike at one point, which is when it struck the pavement and flipped over.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

COPS SAY RAPE SUSPECT IS VICTIM'S NEIGHBOUR
Police say a 22-year-old Battambang man accused of raping an 18-year-old girl on Sunday is actually her neighbour. The girl’s father had asked the neighbour to drive his children home on Monday because he was drunk. It seemed a sensible idea at the time. But when the girl discovered that her motorbike did not work, the suspect told the girl’s brother to take his own motorbike home and that he would stay with the girl and fix the motorbike. That’s when he allegedly raped her, according to police.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

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