Disasters

Fires

Phnom Penh battles blazes

A rash of fires ripped through the capital on 24 and 25 August, with the most devastating one destroying 36 houses across a packed slum next to the Monivong bridge in the southern district of Chbar Ampov. The Chbar Ampov fire began to burn at about ...

Cambodia: Police to investigate market fire

The Phnom Penh police’s fire brigade is creating a new committee to determine the cause of a blaze at O’Russei market on Sunday night, an official said. The flames, which started at about 10:30pm on the ground floor, completely burned down five stalls and damaged five ...

Cambodia: 300 stalls at Old Market scorched

A fire ripped through Phnom Penh’s Phsar Chas, otherwise known as Old Market, on 24 November, destroying about 300 of its 914 stalls and causing an estimated $1.5 million in damages, authorities said, although no one was injured or killed. The blaze began at 7am and ...

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