Eight children drowned in village ponds in three separate incidents between Friday and Sunday, while the U.N. Children’s Fund (Unicef) said Tuesday that drowning is the leading cause of death in children aged over 12 months in Cambodia. On Saturday morning, two girls and two boys between 3- and 4-years-old went swimming in a pond near Ang Ka’ork village in Prey Veng province’s Mesang district, said Ith Un, chief of the village, which is located in Prey Totoeng commune. The children, who were unable to swim, got into difficulty in the pond, which was more than three meters
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