Cambodia: UXO kills farmer in Pursat province


A farmer in Pursat province was seriously injured by an unexploded ordnance (UXO) explosion on May 8 and died after being admitted to Veal Veng District Referral Hospital.

District police chief Theang Leng identified the victim as Uth Peng Seng, a 32-year-old farmer from Chhay Lok village in Veal Veng district’s O’Som commune.

Citing witnesses’ accounts, Leng said Peng Seng picked up the UXO and it detonated. No one could explain why he wanted to touch the ordnance.

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Source: The Phnom Penh Post