Three held over Cambodian boat sinking that killed 11

Two owners and teenaged operator may face charges after students perish.

Authorities have detained two owners and the 15-year-old operator of a boat that sank, killing 11 children, Cambodian police said Saturday.

The small boat — carrying students aged between 12 and 15 back from an English class — went down in the Mekong River late Thursday, floundering roughly 50 metres from its destination in southeastern Kandal province.

Local police chief Am Thou told AFP that three individuals had been detained for questioning over the incident.

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