According to Cambodia police, authorities have seized the two owners and the 15-year-old operator of a boat that capsized and killed 11 children.
The small boat, which was returning children from an English session, aged 12 to 15, from the Mekong River, capsized late on Thursday. It floundered about 50 metres from its intended location in the southeast Kandal province.
Three people had been taken into custody for questioning in relation to the incident, the local police chief Am Thou told AFP.
“They might have to go to court. We are investigating potential charges they could have “said he.
The three had been transported to the provincial police headquarters in Kandal, where their next course of action will be decided, the police chief stated.
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On Saturday morning, local authorities suspended the hunt for survivors as the death toll reached 11.
Two students and two adult boat operators were saved on Friday.
In light of the severe flooding that has increased the Mekong River’s levels, Prime Minister Hun Sen advised everyone to exercise caution.
Such occurrences are frequent in the Southeast Asian nation where riverside residents frequently depend on boats for transportation.