A devastating fire at a Cambodian ammo depot claims the lives of 20 brave soldiers

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Ammunition warehouse blaze in Cambodia kills 20 soldiers

Twenty soldiers were killed on Saturday as fire swept through an ammunition warehouse in western Cambodia, setting off a series of explosions, the country's Prime Minister Hun Manet said.

The blaze broke out at 2:30 p.m. local time at the ammunition depot in the Third Military Command in Chamkar Doung village of Kampong Speu province's Chbar Mon town.

"Twenty soldiers were pronounced dead and several others were wounded in these explosions," Hun Manet wrote in a text posted on his official Telegram channel.

He expressed his deepest condolences to the bereaved families and extended his sympathy to the injured people.

The prime minister donated 20,000 U.S. dollars to each of the bereaved families and 5,000 dollars to each of the wounded soldiers.

Kampong Speu Provincial Police Chief Major General Sam Samuon told Xinhua that an investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the incident. The extent of the damage to the ammunition depot remains under assessment.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

8 Comments
  1. EmilySmith says

    It’s heartbreaking to hear about the tragedy at the ammunition warehouse in Cambodia. My deepest condolences go out to the families of the soldiers who lost their lives. Let’s hope for a thorough investigation to prevent such accidents in the future.

  2. EmilySmith says

    How did the fire start in the ammunition warehouse? Was there any negligence involved?

    1. JohnDoe says

      The investigation into the cause of the fire at the ammunition warehouse is ongoing, as stated by the Kampong Speu Provincial Police Chief. Hopefully, the findings will shed light on whether negligence played a role in this tragic event.

  3. Emma_1985 says

    It’s heartbreaking to hear about the tragic fire at the Cambodian ammo depot that took the lives of twenty soldiers. My thoughts go out to their families and loved ones during this difficult time. May they rest in peace and may those injured recover swiftly. It’s crucial that a thorough investigation is conducted to understand the cause and prevent such accidents in the future.

  4. Alexandra_Smith says

    My heart goes out to the families of the soldiers who lost their lives in this tragic incident. It’s devastating to hear about such a loss of brave individuals serving their country. I hope the investigation sheds light on the cause to prevent such tragedies in the future.

  5. EmmaSmith87 says

    It’s heart-wrenching to hear about the tragic loss of these brave soldiers in the fire at the Cambodian ammo depot. My deepest condolences go out to the families who lost their loved ones and my thoughts are with the injured soldiers for a swift recovery. Such incidents highlight the risks our soldiers face every day in the line of duty.

  6. EmilySmith says

    How tragic! Do we know how the fire started at the ammo depot? Was it due to a specific reason or just an accident?

    1. JohnDoe says

      It is indeed a tragic incident. The Prime Minister mentioned that an investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the fire at the ammunition depot. Let’s hope for clarity and lessons to prevent such accidents in the future.

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