The viral killer clown craze which has swept the US and gradually spreading all over the world has had its tragic moment in the Asian country of Cambodia.
According to reports, a man wearing a killer clown mask died after stepping on a landmine.
The man was said to have dressed up as a clown and scared residents of Samraong, a town in northwestern Cambodia, in an aggressive manner.
Times of Cambodia reported that local residents chased the ‘killer clown’ into the jungle where they then heard a blast and realised the man must have stepped on a landmine.
The incident was reported to the police, while some residents went to investigate.
The man was badly injured that he could not be identified, local police said.
He is however believed to be a 25-year-old local man who had returned to Cambodia to visit relatives from the US, where he was studying.
Police told the Times that “there is little doubt” that the dead man was a local 25-year-old who was reported missing by his family on the day of the incident.
Cambodia has a major problem with landmines, especially in rural areas.
The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) estimates that there may be as many as four to six million mines and other pieces of unexploded artillery in the country.
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