4 confirmed dead, 5 injured in gas cylinder explosion in Cambodian capital

4 confirmed dead, 5 injured in gas cylinder explosion in Cambodian capital

No fewer than Four persons have been confirmed dead, while five others wounded in a gas cylinder explosion in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia on Saturday, a firefighting police chief said.

The accident happened at a gas vending house at St. 63 in Daun Penh district when sparks from a worker welding bars fell on an apparently leaked gas container, Phnom Penh Municipal Firefighting Police Chief, Prum Yot, said.

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Negligence was blamed for the fire, as firefighters took about an hour to extinguish the flame and remove dozens of unexploded gas cylinders from the house, he added.

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