January 19, 2021
Goods trucks pass a quarantine center to cross the Thai border into Cambodia at Poipet. (Ananth Baliga/VOD)

Second Head Trauma-Related Covid-19 Quarantine Death Announced

A man returning from Thailand and about to be taken into Covid-19 quarantine slipped and hit his head while peeing, had two beers, then died in hospital on Monday, the second quarantine- and head trauma-related death announced by authorities over the past year.

Toem Vi is surrounded by family members outside his house in Takeo province’s Angkor Borey district on January 15, 2021. (Heng Vichet/VOD)

Fisherman Beaten Almost to Death by Fisheries Officers, Witnesses Say

“The engine died. There were three of us on the boat, including Toem Vi, but they didn’t ask questions. They just started swinging sticks,” recounted Saroeun. Vi lay on a bamboo platform set outside his home, blood congealed around an open head wound.