Baku-APA. Eight persons died and two others injured in a strong fire early Saturday in a night market in Cambodia's tourism hub Siem Reap city, Siem Reap provincial police chief Sath Nady said, APA reports quoting Xinhua.
"Four adults and four children were killed in the blaze, and other two men were seriously injured," he told Xinhua over telephone on Saturday morning. "The victims are vendors and their children who slept in their houses in the market when the accident occurred."
The accident happened at 2:00 a.m. local time and was completely extinguished at around 5:00 a.m., he said. Besides the human casualties, the fire destroyed hundreds of stalls in the market, which sold souvenir things to tourists.
"Electric fault was blamed for the accident," he said.
Siem Reap province houses the world heritage Angkor Wat temple, which is the country's largest cultural tourism destination. It is located some 315 kilometers northwest of Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia.
The cultural province attracted 1.64 million foreign visitors in the first ten months of this year, up 28 percent compared with the same period last year.
- 05/09/2015 Kyrgyzstan President arrives in Tehran for talks over ties
- 04/09/2015 Three dead, seven injured in eastern Turkey attacks
- 04/09/2015 4.4-magnitude quake jolts northern India state
- 03/09/2015 For 28th time, Lebanon parliament fails to elect president
- 03/09/2015 Lebanon government powerless as protesters escalate campaign
- 03/09/2015 U.S. leads 13 air strikes in Syria, Iraq against Islamic State -statement
- 03/09/2015 “Islamic State” claims bomb attack on Yemeni mosque, 28 reported dead
- 03/09/2015 Bombs at mosque in Yemen's capital kill at least 28 people
- 02/09/2015 Pakistani PM condemns "unprovoked Indian firing"
- 02/09/2015 Second arrest made in Bangkok shrine bombing
- 02/09/2015 Iran ready to help solve Middle East woes, Zarif says
- 02/09/2015 Heavy monsoon rains wreak havoc in Bangladesh's capital
- 01/09/2015 Iran welcomes cooperation with US companies in petchem sector: Official
- 01/09/2015 Policeman martyred in Batman clash in Turkey
- 01/09/2015 Jihadi militants advance toward besieged Shiite towns in Syria
- 01/09/2015 Germany says migrants arriving in Hungary must register there
- 31/08/2015 Taliban say keeping leader's death secret was a military decision
- 30/08/2015 Iran nuclear deal will 'fuel terrorism': Netanyahu
- 30/08/2015 Huge Malaysia rally for Najib's resignation enters 2nd day
- 30/08/2015 24 killed in bomb attacks, clashes with IS in Iraq's Anbar
- 29/08/2015 Iran's Rouhani says military power not affected by nuclear deal: state TV
- 29/08/2015 7 killed, 2 injured in China paper mill accident
- 29/08/2015 Philippines: 3 Abu Sayyaf killed, 15 injured in fighting
- 29/08/2015 Saudi-led air strikes kill 10 people in central Yemen: officials
- 28/08/2015 Eleven killed in India-Pakistan border shelling
- 28/08/2015 Japan Launches Newest Izumo-Class Helicopter Carrier
- 28/08/2015 Greece top judge takes over as interim prime minister
- 28/08/2015 MERS virus kills 19 in seven days in Saudi: Ministry
- 27/08/2015 IAEA to establish first nuclear fuel bank in Kazakhstan
- 27/08/2015 One civilian dead, several injured in east of Turkey
- 27/08/2015 Pakistani court orders arrest of ex-PM Gilani over graft charges
- 27/08/2015 ISIL seizes five Syrian border villages
- 27/08/2015 Panasonic to cut 1,300 jobs
- 27/08/2015 Iran urges US to release 19 detainees
- 27/08/2015 U.S. reports 20 air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria
- 26/08/2015 5 killed in clashes in western Indian state
- 26/08/2015 22 IS militants killed in airstrikes in Anbar province
- 26/08/2015 Magnitude 5.2 Earthquake Rocks Southeast Japan
- 26/08/2015 US, Turkey finalize ‘details’ of Mideast air campaign
- 26/08/2015 Taliban torch civilian homes in central Afghanistan