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Ly Soeurng stands outside what is left of her family’s Phnom Penh gas-refill shop two days after her son, daughter and two workers were killed in a gas explosion and fire on July 18, 2020. (Mech Dara/VOD)

Survivors Sift Through Debris, Omens After Fatal Gas Fire

After a gas explosion and fire seen from Phnom Penh rooftops across town that killed four people, family members and neighbors of the victims are reckoning with the debris, debt and ghosts they say remain in the aftermath of the tragedy.

Authorities and observers gather at the site of an explosion in Phnom Penh on July 18, 2020 (Matt Surrusco/VOD)

At Least Four Dead in Phnom Penh Gas Explosion, Officers Say

Bodies continued to be pulled from the scene of a huge gas explosion in central Phnom Penh into Saturday evening, with two shops destroyed and officers at the scene saying at least four people, including a girl, had died.