200 Cambodian soldiers, divers scour island for blank Brit tourist

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Cambodia deployed soldiers, military and divers to scour an island renouned with backpackers after a British traveller went blank there 4 days ago, an central told AFP on Monday.

Nearly 200 members of a army, navy and military have fanned out opposite Koh Rong in southern Cambodia in an try to find Amelia Bambridge, who was final seen during a beach celebration around 3:30 a.m. on Oct 24.

“Divers are acid in a sea around Koh Rong while a others are scanning a jungle,” pronounced Kheang Phearun, a orator for a Preah Sihanouk provincial administration.

“We have not nonetheless found a blank British woman.”

British media reports pronounced a 21-year-old had befriended other tourists, though a alarm was lifted after she unsuccessful to check out of her hostel.

The poser deepened after authorities pronounced they found her bag and phone where she was final seen, a late-night hangout called Police Beach.

Bambridge’s family have arrived in Cambodia and headed to a closest city, Sihanoukville, on Sunday night, Phearun added.

Located in a Gulf of Thailand, Koh Rong is a two-hour vessel float from a seashore and draws bill travelers with a inexpensive guesthouses, beachside bars and halcyon beaches.

But it has also undergone growth in new years in gripping with a construction and casino bang in circuitously Sihanoukville.

Cambodia has prolonged been a stop for tourists roving around Southeast Asia.

Though generally safe, crimes involving foreigners have grabbed headlines in a past. Last week, a Cambodian justice charged 3 group with gang-raping a French traveller in a coastal range of Kampot after charity her a float in their car.

In 2013, Kampot city was rocked by a find of a lame physique of a 25-year-old Frenchwoman floating in a river.

A Belgian was charged with a purported rape and murder of a woman, though expelled on bail due to a miss of evidence.

© 2019 AFP

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