Brothers Killed While Playing With Old Ordnance

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Brothers Killed While Playing With Old Ordnance

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:39 am

Brothers Killed While Playing With Old Ordnance

by Phan Soumy | July 12, 2016

Two brothers were killed and their friend was seriously injured on Sunday when unexploded ordnance (UXO) they were playing with exploded in a Tbong Khmum province cassava plantation, officials said on Monday.

Art Sat, 13, his brother Art Seyha, 6, and their friend Phang Phany, 14, were playing in Memot district’s Choam commune at about 8:30 a.m. when they spotted the UXO in a field, said Long Thavrin, deputy chief of the district police’s judicial bureau.

“The father was plowing the farmland and it caused the UXO to be unearthed and he didn’t notice it. Then when his sons came to play in the area, they picked up the UXO and tossed it on the ground,” causing it to explode, Mr. Thavrin said.

“The two siblings died immediately at the scene, and a villager’s child was seriously injured,” he said.

The injured boy was rushed to a hospital in Vietnam by his parents before police arrived, he said, adding that authorities did not know the type of UXO or from when it originated.

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