Crossing Cambodia

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Safety first

In various previous posts Crossing Cambodia has looked into the issue of street side petrol sellers. Even recently the government tried to rid some of the bigger streets of these, but are not so successful. Their reasoning was that the petrol sellers pose a terrorist (!) threat. But clearly it's not a safety thing ... or is it?
Today's (13 February 2007) Cambodia Daily reports on a fire caused by a cigarette tossed near two fuel side seller's tanks; they exploded, naturally.

Smoke can be seen coming out of the house where the gasoline was sold near Phsar Doeum Thkov market. (Photo Chauk Chey, Koh Santepheap Newspaper)

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