5 died in blaze in Cambodia’s Siem Reap tourism center

Phnom Penh – Five people, including a foreigner, died in a fire early Tuesday in a night club in the tourism hub in Siem Reap province, Chhoeun Chheng, deputy chief of the provincial fire-fighting police office, confirmed.

“Three women and two men, including a foreigner, were killed in the blaze, and other two women were seriously injured,” he reported about the incident.

He said the identity of the foreign man remained unknown, except that he was a guest in the club.

The fire happened at 3:00 a.m. local time and was completely extinguished at 5:00 a.m., he said.

“Electric fault was blamed for the blaze,” he added.

Siem Reap province houses the world heritage Angkor Wat temple, which is the country’s largest cultural tourism destination. It is located some 315 kilometers northwest of Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. Source: Xinhua