PICTURES AND VIDEO: ‘Massive’ fire after explosion destroys many houses in Phnom Penh

2022-05-30 11:35:26

May 7, 2022, 2022/ Khmer Times

Authorities are investigating after a fire – described as ‘massive’ by witnesses – destroyed a number of houses in Phnom Penh last night.

Dramatic live video from Fresh News showed flames leaping into the sky as well as plumes of dark black smoke.

The blaze occurred at around 11:30 pm on the 7th of May 2022 along National Road 5 in Sangkat Chrang Chamres I, Khan Russey Keo, Phnom Penh.

According to residents living near the scene, the sound of a large explosion was heard, which resulted in a ‘massive’ fire which quickly swept from house to house.

Fleeing residents quickly called for help and local authorities sent a number of firetrucks to combat the blaze

Eventually the fire was extinguished – luckily, no injuries were reported but the damage to property is reported to be extensive.