Weird...very sad......and true
Foraging pigs spark blaze in Cambodia, killing owner
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - Five pigs searching for food ran
into their owner's house in Cambodia, knocked over a container of
gasoline and started a fire that killed the sleeping owner and
seriously injured his wife, a newspaper reported Monday.
Phan Sophal, 37, died from burn injuries in hospital after the
incident last Thursday in Kampong Speu province, 45 kilometers (30
miles) southwest of the capital, Phnom Penh, the Koh Santepheap
(Island of Peace) newspaper said.
The victim's 32-year-old wife, Ly Rany, was burned and remains
hospitalized in critical condition, the report said.
The pigs ran into the kitchen to look for food after the couple
forgot to lock them in their pen at the end of the day, the report
said. They knocked over a container holding about 20 liters (5.3
gallons) of gasoline, which splashed onto the stove where Ly Rany
was cooking and started "a raging fire," the newspaper said.
Phan Sophal ran from his bed after catching fire and plunged
into a nearby pond to extinguish the flames, according to the
The couple have three children who were not home at the time of
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