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Police Blotter: 23 Aug 2010

Police Blotter: 23 Aug 2010

POLICE

BUILDERS GET BELLS RUNG BY MYSTERY 'GANGSTERS'
A construction worker was killed and his colleague seriously injured when a group of men described as “gangsters” attacked the pair and stole a mobile phone, witnesses said. It is alleged that the attack happened on Wednesday night in Phnom Penh as the two victims were making their way home from work. Witnesses said the suspects somehow took offence when the two victims appeared to be staring at them, so they pounced on them and took the phone. Police said they found the victims lying on the road. They were unable to identify the suspects.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

SLEEPY MAN DIES AFTER SINGLE-VEHICLE CRASH
Police are blaming a drowsy driver for his own death after a lorry swerved off the road in Kampong Speu province on Friday and struck a tree. Police said the man was driving a truck on Friday afternoon when he drifted off to the side of the road, smashed into a tree and flipped his vehicle. Officers tried to send the man to hospital, but he died before doctors could help him.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

CORN-CART COLLISION HAS SOLDIER IN HOSPITAL
A soldier driving a motorbike on Wednesday suffered a serious head injury after he collided with a bicycle cart used to sell boiled corn. Witnesses said the soldier appeared to be drunk at the time of the accident and was not wearing a helmet. The victim apparently crashed into the boiled corn cart and then tumbled onto the road, unconscious. The soldier has been sent to hospital, and police are holding on to the motorbike.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

LIGHTNING DEATHS WORRY PREAH SIHANOUK LOCALS
Three people were killed in Preah Sihanouk province after they were struck by lightning last week, officials said. On Tuesday, two people died while they were working on their farms. On Friday, another man struck and killed while he was standing in water. Police said local people were terrified because they had not previously seen so much death caused by lightning strikes.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

TWO SERIOUSLY HURT IN MOTORBIKE ACCIDENT
Two men on a motorbike were seriously injured in Kampot province last week after their vehicle collided with a passing car. Witnesses said the two men on the motorbike had been driving down the road on Thursday evening without flashing the vehicle’s headlight. The motorbike and the car somehow converged. The two men were sent to hospital, whereas the car driver is believed to have run away. Police are looking to question the driver of the car.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

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