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    Mystery surrounds deaths of two Korean students in Cambodia

    Two Korean university students have died of an unknown cause while doing volunteer work in Cambodia, school officials said Thursday.

    According to the Konyang University, the students were hospitalized in Phnom Penh Tuesday after suffering acute stomach pains.

    After receiving treatment, they returned to their lodge the next day, only to start showing the same symptoms. They were immediately returned to the hospital, but one died that night and the other died early Thursday.

    The cause of their deaths is still unknown.

    The students reportedly did not have any medical conditions.

    The university said the two, other students and professors arrived in the country on Jan. 6 to help residents build facilities and equipment. The 19-member group was scheduled to return to Korea on Jan. 19 but is planning an early return.

    The school said it has notified the students' families. The parents and doctors will fly to Cambodia to look into what happened.

    Mystery surrounds deaths of two Korean students in Cambodia

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    Food poisoning or bad alcohol? Or something more sinister?

    CSI:TD needs to get on the case.

    Either way it sounds like pretty shit medical treatment.

    The translation is a bit shit:

    “Except for the two, the students are known to have no health problems. The students explained that they had immunized against malaria, typhoid and tetanus before going to Cambodia,” the official said.


    “They had stomachache, vomiting, dehydration, pneumonia and low blood pressure,” he said, adding that Konyang university does not rule out the possibility that dead students have been mistaken for water or infected at a local hospital.

    https://www.khmertimeskh.com/5056776...ood-poisoning/

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    bad kimchi

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    Hmmm. No immunization against malaria i think. But those symptoms can be side effects of the antimalarial drug malarone.

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    Didn't think you needed malaria tablets for Phnom Penh. I tend to shy away from them unless it is really necessary.

    Cholera?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Hmmm. No immunization against malaria i think. But those symptoms can be side effects of the antimalarial drug malarone.
    So can eating a fucking dodgy prawn.

    Botulism, contamination by chlorpyrifos pesticides, contaminated alcohol, you name it, it could be anything here in the third world.

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    Yep "room poisoning" maybe...they tend to get heavy handed when spraying pest repellent around here (happened in Thailand too)

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    Oh yes....those poor French Canadian girls down in Phi Phi. And others.

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    I've often wondered about how they managed to stay in the room. Were they just too drunk to notice?

    Many years ago I sprayed my new house with a flea killing spray I got from the vets. I'd bought the house from a couple who owned a cat and had unwanted guests. Vet did warn me it was strong stuff and he wasn't wrong. After a couple of hours in the house, I felt a little unwell and left to stay a couple of days in a hotel. Nothing living in the house when I returned. Even after two days I had to open the windows and doors for the rest of the day before I felt comfortable.

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