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Ministry dismisses flatworms video

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the worms was not New Guinea flatworms. Pic MOE The worms was not New Guinea flatworms. Pic MOE

The Environment Ministry has denied rumours circulated online that an invasive species was spotted along rivers in Cambodia.

A video posted on YouTube and Facebook was circulated among social media users showing hundreds of what looked like New Guinea flatworms floating on a body of water.

The man who captured the footage can be heard expressing fear and confusion.

The ministry said on Tuesday that the worms shown in the video were not New Guinea flatworms.

It said that the location, date and bio marker of the video could not be confirmed by the ministry’s biodiversity department.

The ministry said officials were sent to collect more information in Kong Kong and Kampot provinces.

Full story in Thursday’s paper

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