Close to 20 homes damaged after fire ravages Battambang City neighbourhood

2022-07-20 17:11:44

 July 7, 2022/ Khmer Times

A fire in the centre of Battambang City destroyed close to 20 homes as it spread through the provincial neighbourhood.

The specialized police of Battambang Provincial Police said on July 7, that they are still investigating the cause of the fire that erupted on the evening of July 6. This took place Battambang cloth market in Prek Mohatep Village, Svay Por Commune, Battambang City.

The blaze ravaged through 18 homes, with 14 homes severely damaged and four burned down. No one was injured in the fire.

As of the noon of July 7, there is still no detailed report on the cause and extent of damage to the property of the victims. Authorities confirmed that they are still investigating the matter.

The public blamed the fire on a mattress seller, named Kei Eng Hong, who filed a complaint to the provincial court after the allegations.