Two Workers Electrocuted on Sihanoukville Building Site

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Two Workers Electrocuted on Sihanoukville Building Site

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:22 pm

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Sihanoukville, Cambodia News: Two construction workers are reported to have died after they were electrocuted in an accident which occurred on a hotel building site today.
The incident took place at 1:50 pm on December 20, 2018, at a Xiwu Hotel, Village 1, Sangkat No. 3, Sihanoukville. Police are still investigating the cause of the electrocution.
The two men, who have not yet been identified, are presumably Khmer workers because their bodies have been taken to the local pagoda for funeral rites.
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Re: Two Workers Electrocuted on Sihanoukville Building Site

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:30 pm

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Sihanoukville, Cambodia News: The two men who were electrocuted on a Chinese hotel building site yesterday are reported to be workers for a company installing electric cables. The victims have been named as Oth Tharin, 26, from Kompong Cham province, and Toh Samphan, 27, from Prey Veng, electricity network employees of Sihanoukville.

The incident happened at 03:40 pm, on December 20, 2018, across the road from Xihui Resort in Village 01, Sangkat 03, Preah Sihanouk province.
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One of the bodies is covered in sand, a traditional Cambodian treatment for electrocution.
Other accident photos taken at the scene by Khmer media are extremely shocking so they can only be viewed here on darknet forum.
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Re: Two Workers Electrocuted on Sihanoukville Building Site

Post by willyhilly » Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:23 pm

That sand treatment is excellent. Why don’t we do this in the west?
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Re: Two Workers Electrocuted on Sihanoukville Building Site

Post by King Keil » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:13 pm

Sad but not surprising. Actually surprised that it doesn't happen more often.
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Re: Two Workers Electrocuted on Sihanoukville Building Site

Post by Duncan » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:43 pm

willyhilly wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:23 pm
That sand treatment is excellent. Why don’t we do this in the west?

Because the west does not have Cambodian sand. It's special and only found in Cambodia.
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Like the spoilt child she is, she will not be happy till she destroys herself from within and breaks your heart.
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Re: Two Workers Electrocuted on Sihanoukville Building Site

Post by Barang chgout » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:45 pm

Duncan wrote:
willyhilly wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:23 pm
That sand treatment is excellent. Why don’t we do this in the west?

Because the west does not have Cambodian sand. It's special and only found in Cambodia.
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Re: Two Workers Electrocuted on Sihanoukville Building Site

Post by Brody » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:50 pm

Barang chgout wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:45 pm
Duncan wrote:
willyhilly wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:23 pm
That sand treatment is excellent. Why don’t we do this in the west?

Because the west does not have Cambodian sand. It's special and only found in Cambodia.
And Singapore!


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What is the genesis of this sand treatment?

Has there ever been a case of this working? I highly doubt it but it surely is entrenched in the culture here.
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Re: Two Workers Electrocuted on Sihanoukville Building Site

Post by prahocalypse now » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:59 pm

Brody wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:50 pm

What is the genesis of this sand treatment?

Has there ever been a case of this working? I highly doubt it but it surely is entrenched in the culture here.
I think that the sand treatment is also used when people are struck by lightning in Cambodia, which has obviously been happening since long before people were getting electrocuted in the country.
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Re: Two Workers Electrocuted on Sihanoukville Building Site

Post by IraHayes » Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:01 pm

The whole bury them in sand after electrocution probably stems from a mistranslation years ago when an English speaker commented to his Cambodian friends that... "it wasn't earthed!"
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