The body of a missing man, among four who were swept away in their car while crossing the Thpong drainage dam on the night of August 23 in Thpong village of Kratie province’s Snuol district, was found on the morning of August 24.

Deputy district police chief Bun Kuyba identified the deceased as Tit Measa, 31.

“The body has been returned to his family. The three others were able to get clear of the car, which is now a complete write-off,” he said.

Citing witnesses, he said the four men were returning from a late night meal. As they forded the dam in their Toyota Prius, the strong current dragged their car into the waters.

He said a search was conducted that night for the missing man, but to no avail. On the morning of August 24, district police, using a local vessel, discovered the body approximately 1km downriver from the dam.

Kuyba could not confirm if alcohol was a factor, but noted that they had left a restaurant very late at night.