One Dead, Nine Injured After Large Bomb Explodes in TK Province

Tbong Khmum: According to preliminary reports, a 105-mm shell exploded on the banks of the Mekong River in Prey Thach village, Chum Roo I commune, Tbong Khmum district.

This happened at 8:30 am on January 14th, and has left at least one person dead and nine others seriously injured.

According to the initial report from police, 60-year-old Mat Sos Sam, an ethnic Cham fisherman, had found the UXO (most likely a 105mm artillery shell) and was examining it when it exploded. He was seriously injured.

Police said the shrapnel went to the wall of the house of a man named Vorn Kea, 26, who died instantly.

In the aftermath, relatives of the victims sent the injured to hospitals in Kompong Cham province, and police opened an investigation.

4 thoughts on “One Dead, Nine Injured After Large Bomb Explodes in TK Province

  • January 14, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    “With greetings from Uncle Sam”

  • January 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    If that is U.S. ordnance, it’s from field guns or an offshore gun. I’m no expert though, jus’ sayin’. I would suspect it’s an old IED, from old ordnance, that was planted during rougher times, not a bomb dropped from a plane.

    • January 14, 2019 at 5:08 pm

      Our military expert (yes, we really have one) was consulted before publishing and he agrees it’s a 105mm shell.

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