20 Cambodian soldiers killed in ammunition base explosion: Prime Minister | Military News

The explosion occurred at an army base in Kampong Speu province, and several soldiers were also injured, Hun Manet said.

Prime Minister Hun Manet said 20 soldiers were killed in an ammunition explosion at a base in western Cambodia.

The explosion, which also injured several soldiers, occurred on Saturday afternoon at an army base in Kampong Speu province, Hun Manet said in a statement on Facebook, without giving details of the incident.

Hun Manet said he was “deeply shocked” when he heard the news of the explosion at the base in Kampong Speu province.

The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear, and Hun Manet did not comment on the issue in his post.

He expressed his condolences to the soldiers’ families and promised that the government would pay for their funeral expenses and provide compensation for both the dead and injured.

Photos on social media showed the destroyed one-story building filled with smoke and injured people being treated in hospitals, while residents of nearby villages also shared images of broken windows online. are doing.

Hun Manet, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, was promoted to four-star general just before he was elected prime minister to succeed his father, Hun Sen.

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