FRONT-ON CAR CRASH CLAIMS THREE LIVES
Three people died and five others were slightly or severely injured on Monday night in Battambang province’s Ratanak Mondul district after a head-on collision on National Road 57. According to eyewitnesses present at the scene, a drunk driver in a Toyota Tacoma crashed into a Toyota Camry. One of the victims died in hospital, and the other two died at the site of the accident. There is slight hope for four who were severely injured in the crash. Sarn Nimol, Rantanak Mondul deputy police chief, said the three dead men included a 48-year-old Khmer-American.
PLANNED MUGGING GOES AWRY IN TUOL KORK
Two men were arrested after trying to rob a motorbike-taxi driver in front of a high school in the capital’s Tuol Kork district late Tuesday night. The suspects, who apparently live in Tuol Kork, hailed the moto-taxi driver from a restaurant near the national television antenna and drove with him to the site of the incident, where they pulled a knife on him. In the ensuing struggle with police who arrived at the scene, the suspects hit the victim under the right shoulder.
SOUP LOVERS DIE WHEN MOTO SLIDES ON WET ROAD
Two adults died when their motorbike slid off the road in the rain on Sunday evening in Kampong Chhnang province’s Sammaki district. The two victims were friends. Before the accident, they drove a motorbike from Oudong district, where they had dined on soup together. While they were driving there was heavy rain, causing the motorbike to slide off the road. Police said the victims died immediately when their skulls cracked.
STREET SWEEPER TRIES TO POISON RUBBISH BOSS
Phnom Penh police have arrested a man who allegedly intended to poison Out Nov, the head of the Chba Ampov Market rubbish collectors. The suspect was a rubbish sweeper at Chba Ampov Market. He admitted to police that he obtained the poison after Out Nov dismissed him from his job.
WOMAN SEEKS $952 SEXUAL HARRASSMENT
A 46-year-old farmer has been accused of sexually harassing a woman, 36, while she was sleeping in his cottage in Kampong Cham province on the night of July 31. The suspect, Chamkar Leu district resident Lim Sophal, has not confessed to the crime. The victim has filed a complaint against him requesting 4 million riels (US$952) in compensation. Police said the sexual harassment case had been sent to the provincial court.