Svay Rieng (FN), Nov 11 - Heng Ratana, Director General of Cambodia Mine Action Center (CMAC), reported earlier today that CMAC recently sent more experts to continue the search for more US chemical bombs around other communes in Romeas Hek District, Svay Rieng Province.
He added that CMAC started the search two days ago and discovered 15 more US chemical bombs around Koki Commune and Ampel Commune.
According to Ka Ratha, President of Svay Rieng Provincial Hospital, 92 patients are currently being treated in Svay Rieng Hospital while 3 more children are being treated in Phnom Penh.
The patients are commonly found to have abnormal skin rashes and diseases.
After a reliable study, the bombs are found to have Nitrogen Mustard or known as Blister Agents which could cause diseases such as swollen skin, inflamed skin and shortness of breath.
This finding contradicts the US statement which claimed that the bombs are merely tear gas.
Due to the discovery of US chemical bombs, the bomb experts expressed their plan on behalf of the US Embassy that they would cut their annual financial support to Cambodia worth of over 2.5 million USD.
The Cambodian government responded hopelessly to the US government that the US should be responsible for their own bombs.
Heng Ratana said that although the US may cut all financial support, we still have other partners that will help us remove all US bombs in order to maintain security for our Cambodian people.