Saturday, 12 April 2008

Thousands homeless after Cambodian slum fire

PHNOM PENH (AFP) — Thousands were made homeless early Friday after a slum fire in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh destroyed more than 200 homes, police said.

The blaze broke out in an area crowded with poorly-built wooden shacks, police said, adding that the cause of the fire was still under investigation."Hundreds of houses were completely destroyed," said Pong Savrith, military police deputy commander.

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