Rocket Man! Scrap Dealer Accidentally Buys UXO
Phnom Penh: A scrap metal dealer made a mistake after he bought an S-5K rocket. The Soviet era explosive was reported to the police at 11:40 AM on May 13, 2019, who collected it from the shop on Street 1013, Phnom Pek Phnom Penh Thmey, Khan Sen Sok district.
The scrap collector named Hem Kea, a 24-year-old man, said he did not know what he had collected when he got home and began to sort through his daily pickings. However, he felt uneasy about the long steel tube, and on the advice of neighbours contacted the authorities.
Although the rocket was old, it still contained high-explosives and was removed for safe keeping.
People are warned to be vigilant and not to hesitate to report any suspicious objects to the police.