Phnom Penh (FN) May 22 – The remains of four Cambodian peacekeepers who sacrificed their lives in Central Africa, arrived and were transported to their hometowns on Sunday night for funeral ceremonies.

The four were from Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Svay Rieng, and Pursat.

They were given a police escort to their homes.

Prime Minister Hun Sen, Minister of Defense Tea Banh, Minister of Foreign Affairs Prak Sokhonn, other dignitaries, and their families received the bodies at Phnom Penh International Airport yesterday.

The four fatalities occurred May 8, after rebels attacked UN's MINUSCA.

“Im Som, Mao Eng, Seang Norin, and Mom Tola died from the attack," according to the spokesman.

The United Nations will pay $70,000 to each of the families.

The fund will be held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the chairmanship of Minister Prak Sokhonn.