Coast guards in Sihanoukville have received additional training in a bid to help rescue local people and tourists from drowning, days after four siblings had drowned in Sihanoukville.
The rescue training which began Wednesday is aimed to protect and save the lives of tourists and locals from drowning.
Taing Sochet Krisna, director of the provincial tourism department, said although a number of guards is not many to be deployed in the target areas, the authorities will make more efforts to recruit new ones and train both new and old guards.
He said that some people and tourists visiting the beaches were drowning because they did not follow local authorities’ instructions and did not listen to guards stationed in each coastal area.
Sochet Krisna added that there are 18 coast guards and 8 new recruits, managed by his department.