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Collision injures 12 workers

Twelve garment workers were injured in a truck accident yesterday after their vehicle collided with another in Takeo province’s Samrong district, police said.

The vehicle was bringing the workers to a factory in Takeo’s Bati district on Monday morning when a goods truck slammed into it outside Changva village as it pulled into the wrong lane.

Samrong district police chief Moeung Sarun said suspect Tuy Bun, 36, the driver of the vehicle that smashed into the workers, lives in Kampot, and that his case has been forwarded to court for formal charges.

“Some of the victims fell off the truck, and some remained on the truck,” he said. “They were sent to the hospital.”

Sarun added that seven of the workers were seriously injured and hospitalised.

On Phally, a garment worker and deputy director of the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers Democratic Union, said exact details about the case remain hazy, as there are four factories located in the region around O’Roung village.

In May, a grisly accident in Svay Rieng involving a truck carrying garment workers left 18 dead and dozens more injured.



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