20 May 2019

NZer Nick Hazlett found dead in Phnom Penh

2:50 pm on 20 May 2019

A New Zealander has been found dead in a hotel room in Cambodia's capital city.

Close up of room access key and bell on wooden reception desk. Soft focus illustration

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Cambodian police say the body of Nicholas Hazlett was found at the Khavi Villa in Phnom Penh.

They said the 47-year-old died of a heart attack and his body was taken to the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital.

A spokesperson at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it is providing consular assistance to the family of a New Zealander in Cambodia, and for privacy reasons no further information will be provided.