Monday, 7 March 2011

Laos shooting: Body of shot villager cremated

Monday, 07 March 2011 15:01 Tep Nimol

Laos shooting

Family members of a Cambodian man shot and killed in Laos last week cremated his body near the Lao border in Stung Treng province on Friday. Sun Ban, commander of Battalion 701 stationed near the border, said the family of the deceased, Tep Sokha, 30, cremated the remains because the body had begun to decompose. Tep Sokha was among a group of villagers suspected of crossing the border illegally last week to search for firewood in Laos’ Cham Pasak district. Lao soldiers fired on the group, killing Tep Sokha and three oxen. The remaining villagers fled back across the border.

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