Kompong Thom Province: At 12:00 noon on October 11, 2018, a boy climbed an electricity pylon in Phum Thmei, Thmor Thar, Kampong Thom Province. Colonel Phothoeun, a police chief in Preah Vihear temple, said that the victim was called Phat Rath, 13, who lived in the area.
According to the his mother, Yemuth, 40, the boy regularly played and climbed the pylons. She banned him from doing so, but the boy didn’t listen to her.
A villager found the body next to the pylon and informed the authorities, who concluded he died from electric shock after scaling the structure.