UPDATE: Fatal Fire Near Psar Thmey

Phnom Penh: A fire broke out in apartment building near St 63, Wat Koh, Psar Thmey 3 after a cooking gas canister reportedly exploded.

UPDATE: A notification from the Phnom Penh Fire and Rescue Service says nobody died.

UPDATE: One woman died and a girl is missing after she was seen running towards the fire according to RASMEI. The report says police (*probably Gendarmarie) were arrested for negligence after the fire started in an office.

Another report in PPR says 3 (others 5) firefighters were injured and that 27 homes have been destroyed.

The fire began at around 11 pm, and by 12:30 am, firefighters were still at the scene, along with the Daun Penh district governor.

According to sources, residents at the scene claimed that before the incident there was an explosion from a gas stove caused a fire to spread. 

Around 100 people were evacuated along with over motorbikes on time. These are just preliminary reports and official information will be released later. KPT/ Post News


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