Boat capsizes off Cambodia, 23 Chinese nationals missing: Official

Boat capsizes off Cambodia, 23 Chinese nationals missing: Official

PHNOM PENH:   A lot more than 20 Chinese nationals are missing after a boat capsized off the coast of Cambodia, an official said upon Friday (Sep 23).

The particular boat carrying 41 Chinese people had difficulties off Sihanoukville on Thursday, provincial spokesman Kheang Phearom told AFP, in support of 18 of those on board had been rescued.

The once-quiet fishing village of Sihanoukville has been transformed by a Chinese investment développement in recent years, with a hundred casinos opening.

But there have been developing reports of Offshore workers being trafficked or smuggled to go in the city unlawfully.

Kheang Phearom said that police have been questioning those that they rescued while the enter the others continued.

“We are searching for typically the 23 who gone missing, ” he / she said.

Regional police chief Chuon Narin told pro-government media outlet Innovative News that a representative of the group told police they left Chinese suppliers from a port within Guangdong province by way of speedboat on Sep 11.

Nearly a week later, cherries transferred to a fire wood boat with a couple of Cambodian crew users in international lakes and rivers, the police chief says, and that vessel began to sink after wearing down on Thursday.

He said that an angling boat picked up each Cambodians and eventually left, abandoning them and the boat in the sea.

According to Kheang Phearom, the two Cambodians had also been jailed for questioning.