Khmer Times/Pav Suy Thursday, 13 April 2017 816 views

Shooting survivors come home

Three Cambodians who survived a fatal shooting on a Thai sugar plantation were repatriated on Tuesday.
 

Two other Cambodians were killed when a Thai man opened fire on the group in Suphan Buri province on January 24.
 

Cambodian National Police reported that the Thai man known only as Baeng, who also worked on the plantation, rode on a motorbike towards the Cambodians and opened fire on them randomly.
 

Phing, 30, and Nang, 20, died on the spot. Ith Chork, 28, was shot in the stomach but recovered in a Thai hospital.
 

Ouk Yim, 43, and Sorn Saren, 32, were unhurt.
 

Mr. Chork, Mr. Yim and Mr. Saren were detained in Thailand until the end of legal proceedings on Friday last week. All were undocumented workers.
 

Officials and the workers said the reason for the shooting was still unclear.
 

However, at the time the National Police said the shooting occurred after the father of one of the five refused to buy timber he promised earlier to buy from the suspect.

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