Three teenage girls drowned while swimming in a canal as they tended their families’ buffaloes in Prey Veng province’s Svay Anthor district on Tuesday, police said Wednesday. Meang Teang, Mao Thida and At Rathy, all 13 years old, were tending their families’ stock with three other children from Pean Rong commune’s Andoung Thmar village when they took a break to swim in a nearby canal, said commune police chief Thuon Sam*oeurn. “After the villagers brought the victims back to the house we went there and concluded they had all died by drowning,” he said. Five of the six
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