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Three drown in Cambodia attempting to rescue dog from well

Phnom Penh - Three people died trying to rescue a pet dog which had fallen down a well in Cambodia's rural Kratie province, local media reported Monday.

After seeing his dog tumble into the well on Saturday, Say Phalla, the animal’s 25-year-old owner, used a rope to descend in after it, The Cambodia Daily reported.

"He hurried to go into the well by using the well-rope to rescue his beloved dog, but he disappeared into the water," local police chief Pech Ngon Srin told The Daily.

His 64-year-old mother, who had been watching the rescue attempt, saw that her son did not re-emerge, went into the well after him and also drowned.

The family’s 38-year-old neighbour then climbed down into the 9-metredeep well but slipped and fell, according to the report.

Several hours later authorities arrived to drain the well and found the bodies of the three Cambodians and the dog.

DPA


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