EXCESSIVE SPEED, COW COMBINE FOR ACCIDENT
At least 14 people were injured after a bus slammed into a cow in Kampong Thom province Tuesday, police said. Investigators blamed the crash on the bus driver, who was apparently speeding when the vehicle ploughed into the cow as it crossed the road. Twelve foreign tourists were injured, as were two Cambodians. All of the injured were sent to the provincial hospital. There was no word on the cow’s condition.
SCANTILY CLAD WOMAN CAUSES RUCKUS IN CAPITAL
Police in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district said they arrested a 26-year-old Russian woman Tuesday after she was seen walking around on a public street wearing only her underwear. The woman reported that she had been living in Cambodia doing business for the last four years. However, she said her money and passport had been stolen last year. After an inquiry into the case, local police ruled that the woman was mentally ill and sent her on to the Russian embassy.
SCHOOL BUS V TRACTOR: LOSSES ON BOTH SIDES
Seven students were injured after the school bus on which they were travelling collided with a tractor in Kampong Cham province Monday. Police said the bus and the tractor had been going in the same direction, but the two vehicles somehow crashed. Three people on the tractor were also injured. The victims were sent to hospital, and the two vehicles were kept at the police station as investigators pondered the case.
MUSSEL SELLER INJURED IN RUSSEY KEO CRASH
A 21-year-old mussel vendor was seriously injured after a speeding car ploughed into him while he was pushing his cart down the street in Russey Keo district. Witnesses reported seeing the hurtling car slam into the man Monday. Police said the driver, a doctor, was drunk. The victim was sent to hospital, while the driver was carted off to the police station. On Tuesday, the driver negotiated a compensation payment.
COPS CLAIM MAN LURED WOMAN AND RAPED HER
A 31-year-old man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly raped an 18-year-old woman in a hotel. Police alleged that the suspect lured the woman from Phnom Penh to Battambang province by asking her to help him in his newly opened phone shop. After her arrival, he took her out for dinner, then brought her back to the hotel where the rape is alleged to have occurred. Police said the suspect denied raping the woman.