SIHANOUKVILLE Apr 21, (Khmer Time) – A 4-year-old boy, staying with his family at the Hotel Gold in Sihanouk’s district 4, drowned in the hotel swimming pool on Monday evening.
The father of the boy, Pang Gant, 40, from Kampong Thom province, explained that he and his family were already two days into their vacation in Sihanoukville when they went to the pool. The parents swam in the deep end and let their two children play unattended in the shallow end.
After a short time they found their young son drowning in the deep end of the pool. They got him to the provincial hospital as fast as possible, but all reanimation attempts failed.
The family broke off their vacation that night and took the little body back to Kampong Thom province to bury it.