Employee Burns to Death in Kampot Casino Fire

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Employee Burns to Death in Kampot Casino Fire

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Cambodia News (Kampot): On November 20, 2019 at 4:30am, there was a fire in room 105, at Hatien Vegas Entertainment Resort , close to the Vietnam border in Kampong Trach district, Kampot.
A 29-year-old man working at the casino, Cheng Malai, was sleeping in the room, and he burned to death before he could be rescued. RIP.

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The authorities have declared that the fire was caused by an electrical fault. The police used a firetruck and 68 extinguishers to put out the fire.
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Card dealer killed in casino blaze

21 November 2019
A casino employee was killed in an early morning blaze on Wednesday, said provincial fire officials in Kampot province.

Kampong Trach district deputy police chief Nhean Sary said the victim, 29-year-old Chhng Maley, worked as a card dealer at Hatien Vegas Entertainment Resort near the Prek Chak border checkpoint next to Vietnam in Kampong Trach district.

“Witnesses said that staff began fleeing the building without consideration for people who may have been inside and the victim died inside one of the rooms,” Sary said.

Sary, who is in charge of the district police’s Department of Fire Prevention, Extinguishing and Rescue, said officials deployed two fire engines to extinguish the flames.

“Our on-site investigation concluded that the fire was caused by an electrical fault,” Sary said.

Taing Dara, a relative of the victim, told The Post the casino had donated $1,000 towards Maley’s funeral expenses.

Provincial police chief Mao Chanmathurith said police had conducted an autopsy at the scene and checked the surveillance footage, but did not find anything amiss.

“The victim staggered into his room at 3am as he was drunk. The fire broke out at 4:30am and all staff fled the premises but him.
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ ... sino-blaze
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