In Pictures: Electric line fire shocks Phnom Penh residents

2022-10-03 13:35:24

September 17, 2022/ Khmer Times

Residents where stunned and shocked when an overhead power line erupted into flames in Phnom Penh last night.

The incident took place at 8:40 pm on September 16 2022 near the Samdech Pen Nuth traffic light along Street 516 in Sangkat Boeung Kak I, Khan Toul Kork, Phnom Penh.

According to sources at the scene, residents observed black smoke issuing forth from a junction box.

Suddenly the power line erupted into flames – causing significant damage to the electrical infrastructure.

Brave residents battled to put out the flames with makeshift firehose but as the flames grew bigger, they called on the authorities to aid them .

After receiving the information that there was a case of fire, the local authorities, in cooperation with fire prevention and rescue experts, sent fire trucks to spray water and extinguished the blaze in a round 30 minutes.