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Survivors of the Kandal Ferry Accident Are in Good Health, But Still in Shock

KANDAL: The Director of Leuk Daek District Referral Hospital, Teang Sarath, confirmed to EAC News by telephone that the four students who survived the boat sinking accident on Thursday evening, 13 October, are in good health with no serious injuries, but are still in great shock.

The Leuk Daek District Referral Hospital Director also confirmed that the four survivors are three male students and one female student, and that two of the surviving male students were also the boat drivers. All survivors were sent to Leuk Daek District Referral Hospital for treatment by the authorities.

Director Teang Sarath added that three of the survivors have already returned home, leaving only one of the male students continuing his treatment at the hospital.

"The boy in charge of [driving the] boat is still in poor health because he swam to help two boys and one girl [from drowning] last night, but they were not able to leave the hospital because they were still shocked by what happened,” said the hospital director.

He further confirmed that the medical staff will continue to take care of the survivors, including to watch over their mental health and help them recover from this traumatic incident.

It should be noted that one of the four survivors is a sixth grade student from Hun Sen Koh Chamroeun Primary School, and the three others are seventh and eighth grade students from Hun Sen Kampong Phnom High School.

As of 1:45 pm on Friday afternoon, 14 October, authorities have found and retrieved 10 dead bodies from the sunken ferry accident, while they also continue to search for one more missing student.

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