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Brakes fail on truck, leaving one dead

One man died and another was seriously injured when the brakes on their truck failed on a steep hill in Koh Kong province’s Tatai commune on Wednesday evening.

The men, who were working for the Chip Mong Group, were transporting 23 tonnes of metal from Phnom Penh to Koh Kong when the brakes failed and their truck overturned.

Ouk Sokha, Koh Kong provincial traffic police chief, said yesterday that the 26-year-old driver, Cheng Sophea, died before he could be sent to hospital, but his passenger, Rin Roath, 27, was receiving treatment for serious injuries there.

The company declined to comment.

To contact the reporter on this story: Mom Kunthear at mom.kunthear@phnompenhpost.com

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