4 Cambodians die in accident at unlicensed gold mine

Four Cambodian prospectors who were digging for gold in the central province of Kampong Thom were killed when earth collapsed into the pit where they were mining, a government official and a fellow villager said Friday.

Information Minister Khieu Kanharith on his Facebook page quoted reports from a local official saying the four men who died had been hired by a couple who own the mine in the rural jungle village of Snong An.

The accident occurred Thursday morning as the men were digging, said Ven Srey Tith, a villager living near the site.

In full: https://apnews.com/article/cambodia-gold-mine-accident-c25f8683bf851ce7c3d36e6ab3d55291

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