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Sleeping man killed by train

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A freight train killed a drunken man as he slept on tracks in Kampot province on Sunday night.

Police identified the victim as Sao Run, 48. He was killed instantly by the train, which was on its way from Sihanoukville to the capital.

Chhun Soeun, chief of staff at Teuk Chhou district police, said Mr Run had been out drinking with a friend and had stopped to rest on his way home when he fell asleep on the tracks. 

“He drank almost every day and would often sleep on the tracks, but he knew the line was operational,” Mr Soeun said.

His funeral was held at his home in Prek Thnout commune yesterday

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