7 die after trying to retrieve 90 cents from well in Cambodia
Seven people died after a man dropped 3,000 riel (S$0.90) cents into a well on Saturday night.
The man's daughter said that her father had accidentally dropped the money when taking water from the well, in a remote area of the northwestern province of Siem Reap.
And his family, including his 13-year-old daughter and 15-year-old son, and neighbours helped, too.
But the lack of oxygen caused them to faint and die in the well, which was 5 metres deep.
The man's daughter, Che Chhan, told Koh San Tepheap Daily that the amount of money was "huge" for their poor family so it was important to retrieve it.
Sources: New York Daily News, Koh San Tepheap Daily